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What is the lowest mileage indication on the battery meter have you seen before charging? Has anyone driven below zero miles?
 

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When I huffed our car from Sacramento to Seattle, I got to about 16 miles remaining and the car was definitely not happy - many warnings and I believe that below a certain battery level, the car will start to reduce energy consumption by shutting things down (read: AC, heated/cooled seats, etc) and limit motor performance to try to keep you from going completely flat. While Audi covers roadside for exhausted batteries I wouldn't be super pushed to have to use it.
 

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Low mileage warning

Bjorn got down to 18km, around 10 miles, on his range test Before the battery warning came on. My dealer said Audi will come out and charge the car up to the level necessary to get to a charger. As you said would not like to have to wait for a truck. He didn’t say what the charge is. Maybe AAA should include that kind of service. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I don't recommend trying to go below zero. The internet is full of photographs of e-trons being towed because their owners thought they could eke another 1-2 miles out of the battery.
 

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My understanding is that the e tron starts to shut things down when the battery level falls below 25%....first efficiency stuff, then more serious stuff.
 

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What is the lowest mileage indication on the battery meter have you seen before charging? Has anyone driven below zero miles?

I purposely pushed mine below zero this morning. The notion that there is some kind of reserve (I've heard around 20 miles) is BS, at least in my case. I maybe went 2-3 miles while loosing speed the whole time. 9 free tows left ;)
 

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Thanks for sharing. I've been wondering about this and about to go on a long trip. Now I know not to push it too much.

Didn't know we get free tows or on-spot charging. Will have to look into that.

I wish they could let you charge to max of the battery capacity 95kWh once in a while to get some extra mileage over the default max 83.6kWh. That's an extra 13.6% or 28 miles.
 

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Thanks for sharing. I've been wondering about this and about to go on a long trip. Now I know not to push it too much.

Didn't know we get free tows or on-spot charging. Will have to look into that.

I wish they could let you charge to max of the battery capacity 95kWh once in a while to get some extra mileage over the default max 83.6kWh. That's an extra 13.6% or 28 miles.
Those extra miles would come at a great negative cost to your battery!
 

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Those extra miles would come at a great negative cost to your battery!
Yeah it will be interesting to see once these vehicles age a bit. I really put my Model 3 through its paces. Between hundreds of charging sessions (many in brutal 100 degree temps) and never missing an opportunity to floor it, the car took a beating. 12% was the target low SoC for arrivals, and it really never fell below 5% for more than a few minutes. After a couple years and 25,000 miles it still read 308/310 miles at 100%. At home it was charged on L1, and had a very conservative charge limit of 60%.

e-tron has a slightly larger bottom buffer of 8% (to the Model 3's 6%), but surely other factors are also at play with the chemistry and cooling systems. In any event, I expect the Audi to fare even better.
 
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