Lake Bled lies idyllically on a corner of a Pokljukaplateau in northern Slovenia. Here 3 Audi e-tron 55 quattro models, any with 3 reporters onboard, set off on a sold challenge: 10 European countries in 24 hours. The 1,600 kilometer-plus (994.2 mi) debate took them by Austria, Italy, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium to Amsterdam in a Netherlands. On stages where a topography could have frequency been some-more different, a Audi e-tron showed only how comfortable, energetic and suitable for prolonged journeys a initial electric automobile from a code with a 4 rings is.
The Audi e-tron is on a fork of a new epoch of mobility – and it creates a confidant statement. “Our electric SUV is an glorious long-distance automobile since it ideally combines a high grade of float comfort, opening and efficiency,” explains Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Audi Board of Management Member for Technical Development. “On a journalists’ debate we’ve also shown that, detached from a operation itself, fast-charging capability with 150 kW is crucially important.”
Saves time: fast-charging with 150 kW
Thanks to direct-current charging during high-power charging stations, a lithium-ion battery of a Audi e-tron reaches 80 percent of a ability in only underneath 30 mins – essentially saving time on prolonged stages. The basement for a high charging outlay is a formidable thermal management, that also ensures a prolonged battery use life total with consistently glorious performance, even underneath high load. All 7 charging stops on a debate – in Kärnten, South Tyrol, Vorarlberg, in a Canton of Zurich, in a Breisgau, in a Eifel and nearby Liège – were finished during this form of fast-charging station. These are also integrated into a e-tron Charging Service, along with a AC charging stations where a Audi e-tron can recharge using up to 11 kW of swapping current. Audi’s exclusive charging use covers around 100,000 charging points altogether in 19 EU countries – with numbers flourishing all a time. The patron simply needs a singular label to start a charging routine during these charging points. Customers have to register one time on a myAudi portal and interpretation an sold charging agreement to use a service. Billing is involuntary around a user account. No earthy means of remuneration is used. Standardized, country-specific prices meant that we can transport openly and simply but carrying to constantly review prices.
Stage winner: ideal brew of performance, potency and comfort
Thanks to a opposite track profiles, a Audi e-tron 55 quattro (combined electrical expenditure in kWh/100 km*: 26.4 – 22.9 (WLTP); 24.6 – 23.7 (NEDC), total CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (0 g/mi)) also managed to denote a specific energetic doing strengths. In a Alps it done full use of a limit energy of adult to 300 kW and 664 Nm (489.7 lb-ft) of torque on a ascending climbs. Downhill it reaped a advantages of a higher recuperation judgment that allows it to redeem adult to 220 kW and 300 Nm (221.3 lb-ft) when braking and modify it into electricity – a benchmark figure among a competition. The electric all-wheel expostulate also delivered best traction and impetus on a circuitous stretches in South Tyrol. This complement ensures a continual and entirely non-static law of a ideal placement of expostulate torque between a dual axles – within a fragment of a second.
On a prosaic stages along a Rhine, in Belgium and a Netherlands roving during consistent speeds, a worldly aerodynamics with a drag fellow of 0.27 contributed almost to a low fuel consumption. And over a whole tour, a electric powered SUV put on a shining opening with a superb float and sound comfort, that is also on a standard with vehicles in a full-size class. So too is a volume of space, that is increasing in a feet area in a back in sold interjection to a drivetrain configuration. Leather seats with massage function, an ionizer for first-class atmosphere peculiarity and a contour/ambient lighting, that remade a interior on a night stages into a feel-good lounge, supplement a finishing touches to a superb long-distance qualities.
* Information on fuel/electric energy expenditure and CO2 emission total given in ranges count on a apparatus comparison for a vehicle