There is an electric motor on each axle, which together generate an output of 355 hp. When the boost mode is activated, however, the full power of the vehicle is unlocked. It achieves an increased output of 402 horsepower and reaches 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. The e-tron battery uses 88 percent or 83.6 kWh of the total battery capacity of 95 kWh. The technical approach helps ensure the battery life, repeatable performance and maximum charging capacity for longer periods of time during the charging cycle.
The battery is located deep in the vehicle and is protected by a honeycomb structure. A special cooling system separates the battery modules from the coolant in order to maintain optimum efficiency and improve performance in the long term. The SUV can be charged with first-class public high-speed chargers with an output of 150 kW. Audi says that’s the fastest charging speed for an SUV. If you charge at this rate for 10 minutes, you will get an estimated range of 54 miles. After 30 minutes you will get an estimated range of 163 miles.
However, Audi knew that more than 80 percent of charging was taking place at home and worked with Amazon Home Services to enable a level 2 charging system to be installed at home. This system consists of a 240 volt / 50 amp socket so that the e-tron can be fully charged at home in around nine hours. That means you can wake up every day with a freshly charged vehicle!
With an EPA-certified range of 204 miles, the e-tron is more than fit for everyday use, according to Audi. The brand points out that 98 percent of all single trips in the US are less than 50 miles, which means people don’t need their vehicle to have an exceptionally long range. In addition, E-Tron drivers are supported by the Electrify America nationwide charging system. By the end of 2019, the Electrify America network is expected to have nearly 2,000 chargers at 500 fast charging points. These locations are in 42 states and 17 metropolitan areas. We should note that Audi e-tron owners can charge 1,000 kWh for free in order to use them at fast charging stations.
The new quattro electric all-wheel drive system of the Audi e-tron meanwhile offers excellent control and confidence in various driving conditions. Five suspension modes and an all-wheel air suspension system further enhance the driving experience.
As for towing, if properly equipped, the e-tron has a maximum towing power of up to 4,000 pounds. Audi says that proves that the electric SUV actually works like an SUV.
Other outstanding functions include a top view camera with virtual 3D and Audi pre sense city and side assistants. Audi pre sense city is perfect for drivers who drive on busy city streets. It can detect cornering vehicles and stationary vehicles and pedestrians at speeds of up to 90 km / h. It warns the driver of impending collisions and can also initiate emergency braking.
A range of E-Tron support services are also offered to make owning a fully electric vehicle easier, including rugged roadside assistance and the brand new myAudi app for vehicle and charging station information.