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Overview

Entering the market as a bold new product for Audi and EV fans is the all-new Audi E-Tron SUV. Although information is currently limited to the below, as reservations being Fall 2018 expect to see more on pricing, specifications and configurations. Arriving early 2019, some of the key features we should see coming to market (as seen in the prototype) is; a 150 kW high-speed charging system, All-new electric quattroŽ all-wheel drive, Long-range capability with 95 kWh battery, ample cargo space and towing capacity, a 9.6 kW AC charger (Level 2, 240-volt/40 amps) home charger for a full charge overnight, and more. In addition owners shouldn't suffer from range anxiety with a growing network of 15,000 public charging stations.

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All electric. All Audi.
The first fully electric Audi - an SUV charged to go the distance.
Audi e-tronŽ prototypes are undergoing testing in all conditions on four continents to prove they’re worthy of the rings.
  • 150 kW high-speed charging
  • All-new electric quattroŽ all-wheel drive
  • Exhilarating acceleration from dual electric motors
  • Long-range capability with 95 kWh battery

Go Far
The first purely electric vehicle from Audi will offer long-range capability, room for five people, and ample cargo space and towing capacity.

A large 95 kWh battery offers long distance trips on a single charge. The e-tronŽ will be engineered for both AC and DC charging via the widespread SAE Combined Charging System (CCS), and can utilize 150 kW DC high-speed public charging stations that provide an approximate 80% charge in about 30 minutes. At home, a 9.6 kW AC charger (Level 2, 240-volt/40 amps) is designed to deliver a full charge overnight.

Advanced Driving Dynamics
Quick acceleration provided by two electric motors creates nearly instantaneous torque — and an unparalleled driving experience. An electric motor is placed on each of the axles, distributing power more efficiently. The new electric quattroŽ all-wheel drive helps provide exceptional control and confidence in a variety of driving conditions.

Positioned low in the vehicle to enhance driving dynamics, the battery pack is designed to be compact and sleek.

Charged To Fit Your Life
The Audi e-tronŽ will be designed to be charged in a manner that best suits your needs. At home, wake up to a fresh charge by conveniently charging overnight. If you’re on the go, you can rely on the growing network of over 15,000 public charging stations with over 39,000 charging outlets equipped to charge your e-tronŽ.

Charging station statistics provided by the Department of Energy. See Alternative Fueling Station Locator for details.
Source: Audi USA
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Charging

Helping to complement everyone's busy lives is up to 80% charge in about 30 minutes using high-speed public charging stations. Once on the road regenrative braking contributes up to 30% of the vehicle’s range back into the system. Official range numbers haven't been produced but expect north of 250 miles, especially as Audi configured the E-Tron with a 95kWh battery to last on long distance trips, all on a single charge. Beyond all of this real world practicality performance seems just as impressive. We get Autobahn proven performance that according to Audi has no problem handling repeated accelerations and high speeds.

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Leading The Charge
Audi e-tronŽ will be engineered to charge with 150 kW DC high-speed public stations using the SAE Combined Charging System (CCS). These high-speed public chargers can provide an approximate 80% charge in about 30 minutes.

The Audi e-tronŽ will utilize a dedicated cooling system which helps keep the battery operating at an optimal temperature and ensure repeatable performance.

Having undergone extensive crash testing, the solid casing of the 95 kWh battery is designed to enhance security in the event of a collision.
  • 150 kW charging capability
  • 80% charge in about 30 minutes
  • Go the distance. The e-tronŽ battery is rigorously tested to perform for a long duration.
  • Cool under pressure. Liquid cooling enables effective thermal management to help optimize battery performance.
  • Autobahn performance. The battery pack is designed to handle repeated accelerations and high speeds. (Always obey all speed and traffic laws.)
  • Proper protection. The specifically engineered Audi frame technology helps create rigidity to protect the battery from damage from below.

Sound of Silence
The e-tronŽ offers an exceptional acoustic experience — or lack thereof. Masterfully designed by Audi sound engineers, the near-silent motor, sound proofing, dual pane windows and special sealing to reduce road and wind noise all add up to a sublime ride from start to finish.

Regeneration
The Audi e-tron boasts a one-of-a-kind regeneration system. Regeneration helps the e-tron recapture energy from 90% of braking applications and is designed to contribute up to 30% of the vehicle’s range. The e-tron has variable regeneration modes via the steering wheel paddles that allow the driver to optimize their range depending on where they’re driving and the efficiency they want from the vehicle.
Source: Audi USA
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Design

Design, while not a complete departure from Audi's current design language, there are design features distinctive to this upcoming E-Tron SUV. Fortunately all this time we've been seeing a production-ready looking prototype, 250 of them being put through their paces. Making the E-Tron what it is today is, optimized drag and noise under extreme conditions, 3 million miles and 85 000 hour of rigorous testing, decisive aerodynamics that both add form and function, a conveniently placed charge port, Audi virtual cockpit and three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, ambient LED lighting accents and more.

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The World Is Our Proving Ground
We’re taking the e-tronŽ prototype to the streets to demonstrate its capabilities. 250 test vehicles are being put through their paces in a series of rigorous challenges under extreme conditions. We’re doing electric properly — the Audi way.


Audi engineers optimize drag and noise under extreme conditions in the Wind Tunnel Center in Ingolstadt.

Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale.


The Audi e-tronŽ prototype in a Faraday cage.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale.


The tests will cover over 3 million miles, spanning four continents.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale.


The Audi e-tronŽ prototype features decisive aerodynamics.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale.


A growing network of public charging stations allows for easier charging on the go.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale.


The Audi e-tronŽ prototype in Berlin.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale


The Audi e-tronŽ prototype hits the streets.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale.


Charging the e-tronŽ prototype.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale.


In total, our prototype vehicles will log more than 85,000 hours on the road.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale.


Audi virtual cockpit and three-spoke multifunction steering wheel puts the focus squarely on the driver
European model shown.


Rear seat climate control allows every passenger to set the temperature to their liking
European model shown


A hand-rest with integrated gear change lever appears to float above the console
European model shown. Before exiting the vehicle, always make sure the vehicle is shifted into Park, and the parking brake is set. See Owner’s Manual for important details.


Spacious interior comfortably seats five passengers
European model shown.


Ambient LED lighting accents add a high-tech touch
European model shown.


The future is here with innovative MMIŽ touch response infotainment set in an expansive wraparound dash
European model shown.


Audi recently put the electric SUV to the test with an impressive performance at Pikes Peak, where all 19 miles driven downhill were added back to the battery.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale. Closed course. Always obey local speed and traffic laws.


The regeneration system is designed to contribute up-to 30% of the electric SUV’s range.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale.


Three different regeneration modes work together to help drivers get the most of every charge.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale.


On its 19-mile downhill drive, the electric SUV fed so much energy back to the battery it can cover about the same distance again on a flat road.
Prototype vehicle shown. Not available for sale. Closed course. Always obey local speed and traffic laws.
Source: Audi USA
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Connecting

A vital way to complement your experience of the E-Tron SUV as an owner is through the Audi Mobile App for extra convenience and seamless connection. In it you'll find a range of premium services, remote access have more control and monitor a range of vital information to better personalize your experience. Essentially your E-Tron will become an extension of your smart devices. We're looking forward to learning more in the coming months on exactly what other ways we'll be connected.

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Get connected to your drive
Personalize each ride from the palm of your hand with the help of our Audi mobile app. Discover a virtually seamless connection to your e-tronŽ and a range of premium services.

Remote access
Easily monitor and manage your Audi e-tronŽ with the Audi mobile app.
  • Personalize settings within your vehicle
  • Monitor battery charge level
  • Remote pre-heat or pre-cool temperature control

Charge on the go
Get access to over 15,000 public charging stations with over 39,000 public outlets. Easily locate a charging solution while on the go through the Audi mobile app and in the vehicle.
Charging station statistics provided by the Department of Energy. See Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State for details.
Source: Audi USA

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As much as more specifications would great, the most important thing is potential buyers have enough to make an informed and educated decision.
Tesla set the tone and the parameters for electric cars, along with Chevrolet and Nissan, so the public has a general idea of what to expect, now its just waiting for your favorite brand to launch one.
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