Another evaluation of the e-tron forward of the market launch
In the latest episode, Totally Charged takes us again to the Audi e-tron demonstrations performed a number of weeks in the past within the United Arab Emirates. Jonny Smith examined the automotive over two days on each tarmac and on the sand in Abu Dhabi.
The general verdict is constructive – the e-tron is a good automotive (very quiet, with 150 kW charging functionality and good inside), though Jonny Smith notes that it’s too costly, too heavy (heavier than Tesla Mannequin X with a much bigger battery), and vary/effectivity needs to be larger. The small objection issues cameras/shows changing mirrors, which aren’t really useful, but it surely’s only a fancy choice – not the weak level of the automotive itself.
Attention-grabbing was the half when Jonny Smith requested Audi representatives about manufacturing volumes and obtained a solution that the complete plant in Brussel was designated for EVs, which means that it have to be within the degree of 100,000 to make sense. There can be no sense to provide, for instance, 10,000 e-tron per yr.
Audi e-tron specs:
Zero-60 mph in 5.5 seconds or Zero-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds
- Prime pace – 124 mph
- as much as 417 km (259.1 miles) below WLTP take a look at cycle
95 kWh battery (36 cell modules, every module is provided with 12 pouch cells, nominal voltage of 396 volts)
- battery pack weight: 700 kilograms (1543.2 lb)
- dual-motor all-wheel drive – as much as 300 kW and 664 Nm in S mode (enhance) or as much as 265 kW and 561 Nm in D mode. Entrance motor is 135 kW, the rear is 165 kW (S mode).
- Most tow score – 1,800 kg (four,000 kilos) when correctly outfitted
- 9.6 kW on-board charger (240 V, 40 A) in U.S. and 11 kW or 22 kW three-phase in Europe
- DC quick charging as much as 150 kW: Zero-80% in 30 minutes