2019 Audi e-tron – Electric SUV Built For Everyday Use



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Key specifications and pricing

Horsepower: 355 (402 with Boost Mode)
0-60 (seconds): 5.5 (with Boost Mode)
Battery: 95 kWh
EPA-estimated range (miles): 204 (EPA-estimated)
MPGe (city/highway/combined): 74/73/74 MPGe (EPA-estimated)
Starting MSRP: $74,800
Audi e-tron federal tax credit: $7,500 (see energy.gov for eligibility details)

– e-tron deliveries to begin in May to reservation holders, in line with demonstration vehicles arriving at dealerships
– Fully electric e-tron is the right size, in the right segment, with the right tech and right ecosystem to go electric today
– Audi e-tron battery engineered for repeatable performance, longevity and peak charging power – to deliver EPA-estimated 204 mile range – supported by fastest charging in its class

– A key benefit of electric vehicle ownership is the ability to wake up each day with a freshly charged vehicle. Understanding that more than 80 percent of charging takes place at home², Audi and Amazon Home Services collaborated to provide in-home installation of a Level 2 charging system, comprised of a 240 volt, NEMA 14-50 outlet, enabling the e-tron to be completely charged in approximately nine hours.
– 98 percent of all single-trip journey trips in the U.S. are under 50 miles³, meaning the Audi e-tron – with an EPA-certified range of 204 miles – is more than capable of everyday use. For the anticipated two percent of trips over 50 miles, e-tron drivers are supported by Electrify America’s nationwide charging network.
– By the end of 2019, the Electrify America network is expected to deploy nearly 2,000 chargers across 500 fast-charging sites throughout 42 states and within 17 metropolitan areas. Offering advanced charging, Electrify America’s chargers can deliver up to 350 kW to capable vehicles.
– Audi e-tron owners receive 1,000 kWh of charging – the equivalent of approximately 2,000 miles of range – from Audi at no additional cost for use at Electrify America fast-charging stations within the first four years of ownership.
– A complimentary suite of e-tron support services ensures confidence in going electric – including dedicated Audi electric vehicle customer service, robust roadside assistance and the all-new myAudi app for vehicle and charging station information.

– With two rows and a panoramic sunroof, the Audi e-tron is a true mid-sized SUV with comfortable seating for five adults and luggage.
– The Audi e-tron is the largest model in the mid-size luxury electric SUV segment, delivering 57 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seats folded down; an additional front trunk houses the standard equipped Level 2 charging system.
– Similar in size to the Audi Q8, the e-tron has a wheelbase of 115.1 inches and height of 65.5 inches.
– For true SUV functionality, the e-tron tows up to 4,000 pounds when equipped with an available towing package, and features standard air suspension and roof rails.

– The Audi e-tron is a true mid-size SUV – the largest segment in the luxury SUV market – and provides the fit and finish that luxury buyers expect.
– Definitively Audi and uniquely e-tron, the model features standard heated/cooled seats, top view camera, distinctive badging and all-new ergonomically designed shifter, in addition to available massaging seats, night vision assistant and a full suite of standard and available driver assistance systems.
– New standard-equipped electric quattro® all-wheel drive helps provide exceptional control and confidence in a variety of driving conditions. With an electric motor placed on both e-tron axles, power is efficiently distributed to provide nearly instantaneous torque and powerful electric performance.

– With buyers of premium vehicles driving an average of about 30 miles per day¹, the Audi e-tron – with an EPA-estimated range of 204 – is designed for daily usability.
– Powering the e-tron is a precisely developed battery. Positioned low in the vehicle within a protective honeycomb structure, the e-tron battery is engineered to utilize 88 percent, or 83.6 kWh, of the 95 kWh total battery capacity. This engineering approach ensures battery longevity, repeatable performance and peak charging power for longer amounts of time during the charge cycle.
– A revolutionary cooling system separates the battery modules from cooling fluid to maintain optimal efficiency and enhance performance for the long-term.
– The e-tron achieves 355 horsepower, and with Boost Mode engaged – unlocking the full power output of the vehicle – achieves an increased 402 horsepower, reaching 0-60 in 5.5 seconds.

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15 May 2019 | Electrify America Opens Superfast Charger, Audi Goes After Tesla Supercharging…



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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 15th May 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through every EV story I could find today to save you time.

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ONE YEAR INTO ELECTRIFY AMERICA

There’s a great, long-read CNBC article all about Electrify America which I recommend today. “Almost a year to the day after opening its first charging station, Electrify America says it is rolling out the country’s fastest-growing network of fast chargers. Funded by $2 billion from Volkswagen’s 2016 diesel emissions settlement, it has a goal of building hundreds of stations and putting nearly 2,000 chargers in place by the end of this year.” says CNBC: “Setting up a nationwide infrastructure is the next big challenge, according to many analysts. An August study by McKinsey & Co. projected it will cost as much as $50 billion to ensure public charging stations are as easily accessible as gas stations in three key markets — the U.S., Europe and China. The U.S. alone is expected to require an investment of as much as $11 billion, McKinsey estimated.”

But why replicate the gas station model? Shouldn’t we charge at home and work?

“Electrify America’s new Level 3 systems will almost all provide a minimum of 150 kilowatts at 400 volts and many will push even further, taking that up to 250 kW and 800 volts. That’s far more than most of the current crop of electric cars can handle. The new Porsche Taycan will be the first to be able to make full use of the technology, which can add about 20 miles of range per minute.To make things easier and speed up the charging process, Electrify America this week is rolling out a new smartphone app that can be used to locate its charging stations and see how long it will take for someone already hooked up to finish charging.”

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/05/10/vws-2-billion-penalty-for-diesel-scam-builds-ev-charging-network-across-us.html

PORSCHE TAYCAN’S INTERIOR SEEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SPY PHOTOS

“In these two spy images taken from the Taycan Forum, you can see that the cabin of the first all-electric Porsche is almost the same as what the Mission E concept had in its debut three years ago.” says Motor1.com today: “The resemblance starts at the dashboard layout, which is crowned by a horizontal digital display that flanks across the dashboard. Moreover, the touchscreen control panel by the center console has been carried over from the concept.”

https://www.motor1.com/news/349137/porsche-taycan-interior-spy-shots/

AUDI NETWORKS WITH TRAFFIC LIGHTS IN EUROPE

Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” to Europe. From July Audi will network new models with the traffic lights in Ingolstadt/Germany; further European cities will follow from 2020 onwards. Then cars will be more likely to catch a “green wave” in the city: Audi drivers will see in the cockpit what speed is required to reach the next traffic light on green. If that is not possible within the permitted speed limit, there will be a countdown to the next green phase. Driving in cities will thus become more relaxed and efficient. In the USA, Audi customers have already been using this service since late 2016. Audi is the first manufacturer worldwide to network its series-production models with traffic lights in cities. In the USA, Audi customers have been using the “Time-to-Green” function for two years: if the driver will reach the lights on red, a countdown in the Audi virtual cockpit or head-up display counts the seconds to the next green phase. This service is now available at more than 5,000 intersections in the USA, for example in cities including Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Portland and Washington D.C. In the US capital alone, about 1,000 intersections are linked to the Traffic Light Information function.

Since February Audi has offered a further function in North America. The purpose of this is especially to enable driving on the “green wave”. “Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory” (GLOSA) shows to the driver in the ideal speed for reaching the next traffic light on green.

Audi etron will get this function.

SK INNOVATION TO INVEST $490 MLN IN 2ND CHINESE CAR BATTERY PLANT

“South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Wednesday that it plans to invest 579.9 billion won ($488.30 million) to build its second China factory for electric vehicle batteries, in a bet that China will open up its market to Korean battery makers.” reports Reuters today: “The latecomer to the battery market is…

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Audi E-Tron: Ready to Revolutionize the Mobility

An Introduction to E-Tron: Name of Audi is an established name which doesn’t require any introduction to introduce itself in the world of automotive industry. Since its establishment the German car maker has emphasized on use of contemporary technology and manufacturing vehicles that offer smooth driving experience to the drivers of different cars launched under its flagship. An interesting feature of Audi is that it understands the expectations of its esteem customers and therefore the vehicles manufactured by the group are highly appreciated by the customers.

In current scenario when every country across the world is suffering from twin problems of hike in fuel prices at jet dynamic speed at one side and increasing pollution from vehicles at the other side, the German group is working on manufacturing electronic and hybrid vehicles that along with offering improved fuel efficiency do not spoil the atmosphere and are best substitute of fuel. Audi e-tron is the recent initiative of the car maker the roots of which were laid back in 2009 when its first concept was showcased during the International Motor Show in Germany.

Audi E-Tron Philosophy:

Mechanically e-tron is energized with an electronic motor and combustion engine, both of which are capable of working individually or simultaneously with each other. That means the models with e-tron badge can be driven according to the preference of owners. If a person wants to for short travel and within the city then he can opt for electronic motor and with combination of both combustion and electronic motor while going for long journey.

Simply, it can be said that e-tron is going to be the true friend of car enthusiasts who prefer to drive vehicles that apart from being enriched and equipped with luxurious features also offer reliable and superior performance in one unit. It would not be wrong to say that e-tron is the best illustration of holistic approach adopted by the German car maker.

Audi e-tron family: At present the e-tron family comprises of two members namely A3 Sportback e-tron and Audi Q7 e-tron. Although both are enriched with different features but being developed on the same platform both of them share some common features inform front grille, rear bumper and diffuser with no visible tailpipes, signature LED DRLs and light that are specifically developed for e-tron vehicles.

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: To begin with A3 Sportback e-tron it is endorsed that it not only redefine the electromobility but will exhilarate the buyers with breath-taking architecture and driving features. Empowered with 1.4 litre TFSI petrol engine and 75kw electric motor, the sportback e-tron is capable of boosting the power of 320kw and capable of touching the mark from standstill to 100 km/h at jet dynamic speed of 4.5 seconds.

Charging A3 Sportback e-tron: Charging A3 Sportback is quite simple by sliding the Audi logo at front fascia insert the charging cable in socket at any place that is determined for charging electric vehicles. The time required to charge lithium-ion 8.8 kw battery is about two hours and fifteen minutes.

Average delivered by Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: After full charge you can drive your A3 Sportback up-to 29 miles if driven completely on electronic motor. Whereas driving the same on both versions will offer you smooth drive up-to 536 miles.

Audi Q7 e-tron: Despite of being a sports vehicle the Q7 e-tron is capable of being driving on all sorts of roads without any discomfort. Empowered with 3.0 TDI V6 258PS engine and 94kw battery the Q7 e-tron is the first SUV in the world that is enriched with thermal management system developed for reusing waste heat generated from electrical components and makes its use inside the cabin for climate controlling. It is empowered with quattro all-wheel drive option. The transmission duty is performed by eight speed tiptronic transmission system and is capable of accelerating the speed from 0-100 mph in span of 6.2 seconds.

Average Delivered by Audi Q7 e-tron: After full charge the Audi Q7 e-tron could be driven up-to 34 miles whereas on combined driving it could be driven up-to 8202 miles.

Integration of Innovative Features: The future vision of German car maker Q7 e-tron is embellished with some innovative features that are integrated after analyzing driving conditions in future.

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17 Mar 2019 | Kona EV Production Drops, Second Life For Audi Batteries and Answers To Question…



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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 17th March 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through every EV story I could find today, and picked out the best ones to save you time.

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HYUNDAI SLASHES KONA ELECTRIC PRODUCTION, BUT WHY?

Tom Molougney for InsideEVs.com: “I was pleased to see Hyundai Kona Electric monthly production numbers raising significantly last fall, and eclipsing the 5,300-unit mark for both November and December of 2018. It was starting to look like Hyundai was going to really try to meet the global demand for this long-range, affordable small crossover. Then came 2019. Hyundai produced only 3,074 Kona Electrics in January and then a paltry 2,168 in February. Even if you combine production of those two months, they don’t add up to November or December’s production total. So, what gives?”

Hyundai Kona Electric Production Down, But Why?

MORE FASTNED CHARGING STATIONS COMING TO UK

“Dutch company Fastned has very ambitious goals to build a European network of 1,000 fast charging stations and is already approaching 10% of the plan, having 88 stations up and running.” Says Mark Kane for InsideEVs: “Most recently, Fastned won a second tender in the UK for 5 more charging stations, which will be included in the network.”

Fastned said: “Fastned will build and operate five fast charging stations (hubs) for electric vehicles across the region. Each station will initially house two 50 kW fast chargers (known as “rapid” chargers in the UK) that will deliver 100% renewable electricity.”

More Fastned Charging Stations Coming To UK

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GTE PLUG-IN HYBRID RETURNS WITH UPGRADES

Volkswagen Passat GTE specs: 0 kWh battery (31% more energy than the previous generation – 9.9 kWh) up to 55 km (34 miles) of WLTP range; up to 70 km (43.5 miles) of NEDC range (20 km or 40% more than the previous generation) system output: 160 kW (218 PS) from 1.4 TSI gasoline turbocharged engine (110 kW / 150 PS) and 85 kW / 115 PS electric motor. 6 kW on-board charger (full recharge in around four hours)

SECOND USE BATTERIES FOR AUDI

“Factory tugs in Audi’s Ingolstadt factory now sport the latest in second-hand lithium-ion batteries.” Says Eric at Green Car Reports: “With automakers on the hook in jurisdictions around the world to take back and properly reuse or recycle all the batteries they install in electric cars, various automakers are experimenting with different ways to reuse the depleted batteries that come back from their old electric cars—from using them in new charging stations to selling them to wind farms, to installing them on the roofs of solar-powered apartment complexes. Now Audi is installing them on fork lifts and the tugs it uses to move parts around its main factory in Ingolstadt, Germany. Audi fits 24 of the e-tron’s 36 battery modules into an identically sized tray to give the tugs and fork lifts up to perhaps between 30 and 50 kwh of battery capacity, depending on how much the cells degraded in their original cars. With charging hardware like that in a car, the tugs and fork lifts can be driven to a charging station in the factory and plugged in, saving countless man-hours on the factory line and clearing out space that the large, old lead-acid battery chargers consumed.”

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122092_audi-plans-to-put-old-ev-batteries-to-work-in-factory-tugs

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

DAVID FINCH

“Fossil fuels are history. Electric’s the future”

“Burning liquid dinosaurs to make your car go? How prehistoric!”

“Breathe easy, no smells at my rear. I drive electric”

ARILD GEIR…

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Solar sunroof battery charger for Audi A8 Experiment – photo-voltaic panel charging the battery



Solar sunroof battery charger for Audi A8 Experiment – photo-voltaic panel charging the battery:
Solar sunroof battery charger for Audi A8 Experiment – photo-voltaic panel charging the batter. Youtubers this is a full tutorial showing a crazy idea how to use the Audi A8’s photovoltaic panel or Solar sunroof for the distribution of power directly to the main battery of the car. Not a lot of people know that the solar sunroof of cars are for ventilating the interior of the car without consuming the car’s battery, but for me was not an option and I was wondering how can i use this great feature of my car and convert the solar energy to charge my car’s battery special after i use WEBASTO in the city. As you know webasto (webasto problem discharging battery) uses a lot of power and if you drive 3, 4 km it can not charge your battery so i come up with this solution i hope it’s a unique idea on youtube and on internet.
I’m glad to share this things with you maybe we can help a lot of BMW 7 series, Mercedes S class, Audi A8 users that want to take advantage and keep their battery full charged most of the time. This is not a anti-draining tutorial i’m not having problems with my battery so it’s just a tutorial that will help you maintain in days fully charged the main battery.

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19 Dec 2018 | Audi Confirm etron Delay, Model 3 Spotted On CCS Charger and 350kW Chargers…



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A mention for a pic I’ve just seen in Twitter of a Tesla Model 3 charging on a Fastned CCS charger in the Netherlands. Obviously the first question was how much juice it was drawing, but Roland van der Put the Head of Network technology for Fastned was a total pro and replied “it is an engineering prototype i understood, so any charge speed data is not yet reliable”. Fastned focus on 175kW or 350kW chargers. I would add, I HAVE seen Roland post graphs online featuring the charge curves of pre-production vehicles but, as they have a close relationship with the auto makers, i’m sure he asked permission! For instance the Audi etron charged at 150kW all the way to 80% until a big step down, then a slow taper off. In that case pulling 350 amps.

ELECTRIVE REPORT: AUDI CONFIRMS: E-TRON ELECTRIC CAR DELAYED UNTIL 2019

“An inquiry by electrive.net finds that Audi has to postpone the start of deliveries” says Peter Schwierz for the industry newsletter: “…it is clear that there was a software problem with the e-tron, which is why the electric car has received type approval from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) later than expected, according to our inquiry. Again there had been talks of a “software change relevant to approval” before.” “Audi has since reached out to [electrive] to stress that the e-tron has made it through homologation just at the time of publication. Larger quantities of the electric car will still not be delivered before 2019.”

Audi confirms: e-tron electric car delayed until 2019

HIGH-VOLUME COMPACT ELECTRIC AUDI SUV TO LAUNCH IN 2021

Recently on the podcast we’ve been talking about the VW Groups MEB platform, designed solely for pure electric cars and although it will debut with the ID, it will be seen across multiple brands. “Audi hints at another all-electric model, which should enter the market around two years from now. It will be a compact SUV (sized between the Q2 and Q3), based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform.” according to Mark Kane from InsideEVs.com: “Using the MEB should enable Audi to significantly lower the costs and make the SUV the highest volume electric vehicle for the brand. The concept version is expected in 2019, while market launch is scheduled for late 2020 with volume deliveries in 2021.” A recap on Audi’s electric plans…Audi e-tron (already in production, deliveries in early 2019) Audi e-tron Sportback (to debut in 2019) Audi e-tron GT concept (from late 2020) Audi A3-sized EV concept (to be unveiled soon) Audi SUV BEV based on MEB platform (from late 2020) 5 more SUVs

High-Volume Compact Electric Audi SUV To Launch In 2020

IONITY OPEN A NEW CHARGING CENTER NEARLY EVERY DAY

IONITY, a joint venture involving a number of automotive manufacturers, is currently developing a network of quick charging facilities. A new interview with Michael Hajesch was sent to me today by VW’s press team. Some highlights: Our aim is to put in place 400 charging centers along main traffic routes in Europe. For 90 percent of the planned sites, we’ve already concluded contracts with partners. More than 30 charging centers with on average six charging stations are already operating and a further 50 or so are under construction. To date, we have charging centers in six European countries – Germany, Denmark, Norway, France, Switzerland and Austria. Italy, Belgium and Great Britain will follow soon. We use charging plugs which comply with the European CCS standard. This makes them compatible with virtually all current and future electric vehicles. Payment is made via smartphone. The customer simply scans the QR code at the charging point and enters their credit card or Paypal details on our payment page. During the introductory phase, each charge will cost 8 euros. In Great Britain, the price is 8 pounds and in Switzerland it is 8 francs. At the moment, however, we’re focusing on the 400 charging centers that we’d like to build along motorways. We’ll have achieved…

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22 Oct 2018 | New Kia Soul EV Almost Ready, Porsche Confirm Wagon Version Of Taycan and Audi…



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ORNL DEMONSTRATES 120-KILOWATT WIRELESS CHARGING FOR VEHICLES

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles–providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up. The wireless system transfers 120 kilowatts of power with 97 percent efficiency, which is comparable to conventional, wired high-power fast chargers. In the laboratory demonstration, power was transferred across a six-inch air gap between two magnetic coils and charged a battery pack. ORNL researchers created and demonstrated the world’s first 20-kilowatt wireless charging system, which is being modified for applications such as commercial delivery trucks. To achieve 120 kilowatts, the ORNL team created a new coil design co-optimized with the latest silicon carbide power electronic devices for a lightweight, compact system. The system’s architecture takes energy from the grid and converts it to high-frequency alternating current, which generates a magnetic field that transfers power across a large air gap. Once the energy is transferred to the secondary coil, it is converted back to direct current and stored in a vehicle’s batteries.  

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/drnl-od1101918.php

 

NEW KIA SOUL AND SOUL EV TO BE REVEALED IN LOS ANGELES NEXT MONTH

“We’ve seen spy photos of the next-generation Kia Soul a couple of times in the last few months and it’s only natural that a debut is imminent.” reports Anthony Karr from Motor1.com: “Our friends from The Korean Cars Blog report the standard ICE-powered and fully-electric versions of the car will make their official premieres at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the second half of November this year. Nothing is confirmed at the moment, but it is believed sales in the United States will kick off in the second quarter of 2019. As far as the Soul EV is concerned, it will use the powertrain of the Niro EV, which means two battery packs will be on sale – with 34 kWh or 60 kWh. The larger of the two should provide a range of approximately 300 miles (485 kilometers) between two charges.”  

https://www.motor1.com/news/272835/kia-soul-ev-la-debut/

 

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP CHINA BUILDING FIRST FACTORY SPECIFICALLY FOR MEB PRODUCTION

“Volkswagen Group China is beginning construction in Anting of the Group’s first factory specifically designed for the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform. The first model that will be produced in the factory of SAIC Volkswagen will be an electric Volkswagen brand SUV in 2020.” according to Green Car Congress: “Together with the FAW-Volkswagen factory in Foshan, which opened this summer, SAIC Volkswagen’s plant will begin to produce e-cars on the MEB platform directly after the first worldwide MEB-production starts in Zwickau, Germany.” Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group, said: “Through Volkswagen’s MEB platform, we will be able to easily produce state-of-the-art electric vehicles for our Chinese customers on a high scale. The Volkswagen Group, its brands and their Chinese joint venture partners focus consistently on sustainable mobility and push the transformation of the automotive industry in China and worldwide. In this way, we emphasize the importance of the Chinese market for the Volkswagen Group.” “The facility is scheduled to be put into production by 2020 with a planned annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles. It will produce various new pure electric vehicles of SAIC VOLKSWAGEN, including medium- and large-sized pure electric SUVs, as well as battery systems. The factory will be supporting the Volkswagen Group’s e-mobility strategy in China. The vehicles being produced in Anting are based on the MEB, which is Volkswagen’s first pure electric automotive modular platform developed for mass production. ”  

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181019-vwchina.html

 

TRANSPORT SCOTLAND SETS UP £700,000 INVESTMENT FUND FOR ULTRA-LOW-EMISSION VEHICLES

“Transport Scotland says it has established a £700,000 investment to help people switch to…

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14 September 2018 | Audi Count Down To e-tron Launch, BMW iX3 Pre Orders and VW Warns Of Higher…



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ELON TWEETS

“Due to a large increase in vehicle delivery volume in North America, Tesla customers may experience longer response times. Resolving this is our top priority.”

Good news on all fronts, that their hyper-detailed CEO is focussing on Customer Service, and also that must mean he’s not spending 20 hours a day fixing production issues.

 

AUDI WANT YOU TO NOTICE THEIR (CHARGING) SPEED

Fresh from excitement about the Mercedes EQC, which looks incredible, today I want to go big on the Audi e-tron Quattro, a car i’ve raved about for months and now it’s days away, being revealed in San Francisco on Monday 17th September. We know it’s called Quattro, so that’s a dead giveaway to motors on the front and rear axle, for 4 wheel drive. In a previous test we also heard it has a boost mode for up to 8 seconds of full-banzai attack driving. The battery is a 95kWh pack so, on a heavy SUV, any range number over 200 miles in the real world on a cold, wet day would be good. If you’re Audi and you’ve been building your showpiece EV, the e-tron Quattro, it must be a bit annoying to lose out to certain performance specs like the Tesla Model 3 doing 0-60mph in 3.5secs (and quicker if you change the tyres), especially as performance is a pillar of the Audi brand. All we know is the e-tron will get to 60mph in under 6 seconds. There’s a new teaser called “electric has gone thrilling”. But that hasn’t stopped them promoting the speed of their first EV, but specifically the speed it charges. They say its the first series-production car to charge at 150kW. We’ll see the car unveiled next week without the camouflage. In advance of that, Audi announced a scheme for Audi e-tron Quattro owners to access a charging network of 72,000 chargers across Europe, and that includes the network they’re part of which is IONITY. IONITY has big plans for their 350kW chargers with 400 promised by 2020, however the handful out there at the moment are few and far between. The same goes for Electrify America which has a large rollout to do, very quickly, to start installing them in respectable numbers. Audi’s solution also isn’t quite as frictionless as Tesla because you need a special card at launch but they do have plans the fix that. To start with, the access card will handle all the billing across multiple networks, in 16 countries. Audi told us today: “Drivers who charge their e-tron overnight and set off the next morning with a full battery don’t have to worry about stopping at a charging station during their normal daily drive. The range of more than 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) in the realistic WLTP cycle enables electric driving without compromise. For longer distances, Audi offers a smart solution in the shape of the e-tron Charging Service, which handles the charging process swiftly and simply. The e-tron Charging Service builds confidence in our electric initiative. Following on from the Audi e-tron, in 2019 the Audi e-tron Sportback will be the second electric car to go on sale, followed in 2020 by the Audi e-tron GT from Audi Sport.” “From 2019 onward, charging will be even more convenient for Audi customers. This is when the plug & charge function will be introduced. It enables the Audi e-tron to authenticate itself at charging stations via state-of-the-art cryptographic procedures, after which it is authorized – a card will no longer be necessary. All Audi e-tron models rolling off the assembly line from mid-2019 will support this function as standard. Customers can also use plug & charge privately to unlock their connect charging system. This then eliminates the need to enter a PIN to protect against unauthorized use.” “Audi offers various solutions for charging in the garage at home: The standard compact mobile charging system can be used with either a 230 volt household outlet or a 400 volt three-phase outlet. The optional connect charging system doubles the charging power to as much as 22 kW. The second on-board charger required for this will be available as an option at some point in 2019.” My take: for Audi buyers they expect nothing less. No Audi owner wants a wallet full of membership cards or fobs for different networks driving across Europe….

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Battery Charging In Your Audi from Audi Bend



Jacob with Audi Bend shows how to access your battery with an Audi Q3.

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