The Audi e-tron (2018) – Specs, Chassis

The Audi e-tron is an all-electric, midsize luxury crossover produced by Audi, which was unveiled as a concept car at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

It is the company’s first electric mass production car, and was first delivered in May 2019.

It has an EPA range of 328 km, or 222 miles in the updated model.

A Sportback variant, with 351 km of EPA range, entered production in early 2020.

The Audi e-tron is powered by a 95 kWh battery pack, of which 86.5 kWh is usable.[23] It can be charged from zero to 80% in around 30 minutes using 150 kW DC fast-chargers.

For home charging in the EU, a standard 11 kW charger recharges the pack in 8.5 hours, while an optional 22 kW charger halves this time.

In the US, a 40A 9.6kW J1772 charger is used instead. A thermal management system keeps the battery between 23-35 degrees Celsius, and battery modules (twelve 60 Ah cells each) can be replaced.

The quattro electric all-wheel drive uses two electric motors, one mounted in the front and one in the rear.

In the “boost mode,” the two motors provide a total system output of 300 kW and 664 Nm of torque enabling the car to accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.

When not in the boost mode, the combined peak motor power is 265 kw, with 125 kW from the front motor at a torque of 247 Nm and 140 kW from the rear motor at a torque of 314 Nm.

This allows the car to accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and on to its top speed of 200 km/h.

The e-tron can be charged at an effective rate of 150 kW using a 175 kW charger.

This is possible in a wide state-of-charge window, until the battery is about 80% charged.