The SUV was unveiled in San Francisco as production began in Belgium. A new generation of the Quattro drive, the electric all-wheel drive, ensures excellent traction and dynamics. Audi, BMW, and Mercedes are all introducing electric SUVs in the next year or two.
The European version of e-tron is 402HP with 95kWh lithium-ion battery having 150 kWh DC high-speed charging.
Goodyear announce it will supply its Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV tires (in 265/45R21 SUV size) to Audi’s first electric SUV, the e-tron. Depending on the driving style and conditions, the e-tron offers a range of up to 310 miles. During far more than 90 percent of all decelerations, the Audi e-tron recovers energy exclusively via its electric motors. UBS analyst Patrick Hummel said in a note on Tuesday that the e-tron “fails to set new benchmarks in the premium EV segment, even though we consider it better than the Mercedes EQC”. Due to this, we don’t really have a number to compare it with Model X or any other EV for that matter.
Audi, Volkswagen AG’s premium brand, shifted the presentation to Tesla’s backyard after initial plans for a fete in Brussels at the end of August ran the risk of being overshadowed by the surprise arrest of suspended chief executive officer Rupert Stadler over allegations he may have tampered with evidence related to the parent company’s diesel scandal. At the SpaceX event, the company named its first private passenger on a planned voyage around the moon in 2023.
Through the partnership, USA e-tron customers who receive energy bills from their local utilities can offset their home electricity consumption by supporting renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. In California, you can hire an electrician via Amazon.
Next year, Electrify America’s network will include almost 500 fast-charge sites either completed or under development.
Over the next few years, a coupe version of the e-tron SUV will also be introduced, as will an electric compact vehicle.
With the help of specific sensor technologies, the DTS reacts and communicates with employees in the different parts of the facility and when the units require recharging they automatically drive to an induction charging station. Electrify America’s chargers are capable of delivering up to 350 kW.
Audi e-tron is not a traditional looking Audi SUV.
Audi’s first electric crossover employs a pair of cooled asynchronous motors attached to single-stage transmissions to deliver torque to the e-tron’s axles.
Audi said the use of such smart factory technology made the increasing complexity and broad spectrum of variants in vehicle production manageable.
The e-tron features an in-built e-tag and an auto-billing system for use at charging stations along with a route planner that displays appropriate charging points. That feature is still not approved by USA regulators.