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Audi e-tron looks as if a very sensible electrical automotive.

Bjørn Nyland lately had his first alternative to spend a while with the Audi e-tron. It was not but a take a look at drive, however a fast stationary overview and comparability to the Jaguar I-PACE and Tesla Mannequin X (and even Tesla Mannequin S).

First impressions are very constructive as e-tron seems to be a well-designed, strong EV. It’s giant, spacious (in addition to the quick that the center seat has compromised legroom), with an enormous trunk (little too excessive of a loading peak) and 2nd largest entrance trunk (after Tesla).

Audi did its homework with charging (DC as much as 150 kW) and AC as much as 22 kW (Three-phase), in addition to an non-obligatory extra AC charging inlet on the passenger facet. The charging inlet additionally doesn’t have these cowl caps. The e-tron nonetheless will fall in need of the Tesla Supercharging community till IONITY and Electrify America increase networks, however the on-board charger is far more succesful than within the case of I-PACE (7.four kW).

Audi e-tron can tow much more than the I-PACE (750 kg), however barely lower than Tesla Mannequin X (1,800 kg ve 2,250 kg). Nonetheless, the e-tron might be outfitted with roof racks. There’s additionally a straightforward system to fold the again seats from the trunk or fold the center seat for issues like skis. Total, the Tesla Mannequin X appears to be extra spacious inside although.

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Audi brings a variety of options that Tesla lacks like a 3D view of the automotive, paddles for regenerative braking settings, non-obligatory cameras as an alternative of facet mirrors, illuminated seatbelt latches, headlight washers, seats with therapeutic massage, and so on. Navigation / infotainment is strong (although inferior to within the case of Tesla), with a cool keyboard on the decrease contact display screen for typing vacation spot and an instrument cluster with navigation behind the wheel.

Surprisingly Bjørn observed that supplies within the e-tron might be higher (right here he provides the benefit to I-PACE and Tesla).

Total, Audi e-tron wins the practicality award, however Bjørn will follow Tesla because it has stronger efficiency (pace, acceleration), towing functionality, house, Supercharging community and stays higher match for his driving profile.

Audi e-tron specs:

  • Zero-60 mph in 5.5 seconds or Zero-100 km/h  in 5.7 seconds
  • Prime pace – 124 mph
  • over 400 km (250 miles) anticipated 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 (increase) 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 ranking – 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
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