Audi e-tron

Full Electric
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The Audi e-tron quattro is the first full-electric vehicle to come from Audi, featuring a 311-mile range (NEDC).

Range

Based on EPA cycle

204miles (328 kms)

Battery

95kWh

Latest Model Year

2019

Price

MSRP - Manufacturers Recommended Retail Price

US$74,800

Performance

Top Speed125 mph
Acceleration5.5 seconds (0-60 mph)
Torque590 lb-ft
Power320 kW

Charging

Home Charging*Can charge in 9 hours at to 9.6 kW AC
Fastcharge PortCCS
Fastcharge Speed80% charge in 30 minutes (at 150 kW DC)
*Home charging speeds require a wall-mounted charger to be fitted. While EVs can be plugged directly into your normal wall outlets, charging is very slow.
MORE ABOUT CHARGING
There are multiple ways to charge an EV:

Slow (Home and some Public Chargers)

Each EV has an inbuilt charger capable of receiving AC power. The charging port could have different fittings depending on where you are in the world. Even the same vehicle model sold in different countries could have different implementations.

Type 1 (SAE J1772 or "J Plug")

This plug is common in Australasia, Asia, the US and Canada.

Type 2 (IEC 62196 or "Mennekes")

This plug is common in Europe.

Fast Charging

Only available in some public chargers, this uses DC power to charge the battery directly. Each EV has a maximum speed at which it can be charged, and batteries are only fastcharged up to 80% capacity to ensure battery health. There are a number of different port configurations.

Many fast chargers will have multiple connectors, and power capacity (which is increasing as the technology improves).

CCS (Combined Charging System)
CCS ports are a combination of the slow charging port and an extra 2-pin socket. Therefore they can be either Type 1 or Type 2.

Type 1 CCS Combo
Type 2 CCS Combo

CHAdeMo

Developed in Japan, the CHAdeMO is common in vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf.

Tesla

Tesla developed their own fastcharge connector, although in some countries without proprietary Tesla chargers, the vehicle has a cable to adapt to CHAdeMO or Type 2 CCS.

How Fast Can An EV Charge?

Slow charging (home and public)
Slow charging is limited by the lower of: the EV's onboard charging speed, or the output of the wall-mounted charger you are plugged into. Charging speed is measured in kilowatts(kW). For example: your wall-mounted charger can output 32 Amps at 240 volts = 7.68 kW of power, however your EV's onboard charger is 6.6 kW - then that is the maximum speed. The higher the battery capacity, the more time it takes to charge.

Fast charging
DC fast chargers are being built with higher capacities, however this is still limited by the hardware limitations the EV manufacturer has placed on the battery. Most DC fast chargers start at 40kW (many have a much higher capacity).

Specs

Body TypeSUV
Drive TrainFront and Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity-
Cargo Capacity28.5 cu-ft

Sales Numbers (USA)

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Cumulative Sales to Date (USA)

Audi e-tron Pros & Cons

Audi has opted to use the name ‘e-tron’ for its new battery electric vehicle range. The first EV is the e-tron Quattro. Configurations of the vehicle will be different in the US market (compared with the European market).

In the US, the following trims are available (in production 2nd quarter 2019):
Premium Plus ($74800)
Prestige ($81800)
Edition One (Limited edition $86700)

The e-tron has two electric motors providing all wheel drive, along with five different suspension modes. The vehicle has a powerful tow rating of 4,000 lbs (equivalent) to any top-tier SUV.

Range is rated at 249 miles (400 km) – under the WLTP regime. EPA range is substantially lower at just just 204 (328 km). For the size of the battery, this makes the e-tron one of the least efficient full-electric vehicles on the market.

Compare with others on the EV list.

e-tron Interior

Manufacturer Sales Page

www.audiusa.com

Credit to insideevs.com for sales data.