I have the cold-weather package and I pre-condition most of the time. Back in December and January I made a lot of trips from Madison to the Milwaukee area (about 160-170 mi RT trips) and just wish I could make it without adding some juice to it. I was lucky to find an unground garage with level 2 chargers that had a few food options and stores to hang out for around an hour or so to get 20 more miles of range into it. On one trip back home going into a head wind and temps at 30F I was down to 16 miles of range with 20 miles to go - lucky I was close to and made my first stop at a Electrify America charging station with 13 miles to go. Last week I made the round-trip in 60F weather and didn't have to charge until I got home (with plenty of range left).Yeah, since range is a premium to begin with, efficiency loss in cold weather is very noticeable in EVs. I'm in a sun state, so it's not really a concern.
Do you have the cold-weather package? Have you tried preconditioning (via the app if that's possible?), or setting the car to charge prior to leaving?
2 things I do not like on my 4 month old E-Tron: (despite your admonition) #1) the range, obviously. It started the first month at 203-210. Now it’s 179-187 2) every time you open the driver’s door with the engine running, if it’s more than 15 seconds, the car turns off. Getting mail, carrying something from car , etc. Yesterday for work, I had to take quick roadside pictures for the city I must have restarted the car 40 times! Not sure if that wear and tear on the starter is a good thing.What do you dislike, and/or hate about the e-tron?
I know how EV range works, so not interested in that, or discussion about the CCS charge networks.
What would you consider to be flaws or disappointments?
WOW, up to here you just described my experience in a handful of situations in last 3 months, so I reckon [after I already spoke with my service advisor before seeing your post] a SW update is the solution since is across more than one unit...I get irked when my dashboard settings change on their own. My shortcuts on the left column of the upper display go back to factory defaults at least once a week. The same is true for the Virtual Cockpit settings. I use the e-Tron setting but it goes back to the default 2 dial version at least weekly.
That and the tailgate closing on my head when arms are full accessing the trunk.I hate that when it's raining, the rear camera is useless - they mounted it too close to the lip of the hatch so water just pours over it, obscuring the view. In the dark, the light sensitivity is too low, so I can't see anything unless I use the brakes to light up the rear tail lights.
Umm.. I haven't experienced any of the issues you have. After 6 months, 6k miles - very happy with the car and the range has been as advertised. I had one instance of the car all of a sudden showing 10 miles of range when it was actually at about 60% SOC, but that cleared after a few minutes as I figured it would.they don’t know why the battery will not give a full charge to 212 and why the battery charge drops by 5% to 10% driving your first mile coming off a charger.
I’m super happy for you and your experience, however if you do a little research I’m only one of the same experience with the same issues from the 2019 e-Troy’s. Audi has confirmed everything I have posted, except they won’t discuss Tesl.Umm.. I haven't experienced any of the issues you have. After 6 months, 6k miles - very happy with the car and the range has been as advertised. I had one instance of the car all of a sudden showing 10 miles of range when it was actually at about 60% SOC, but that cleared after a few minutes as I figured it would.
To say that "Audi has a serious issue on hand" is... more than a little dramatic.
BTW.... I averaged 18,000 miles a year. Since 2015, I had an i3 with an effective range of about 130 miles. Prior I had a Chevy Volt which had an effective range of 42 miles on a charge, yet I managed to drive 95% electric in the 76,000 miles I put on it.I don't really have a right to have a strong opinion, as I have been an E-tron owner for only two weeks. However, in reading over the criticism, and this being my fourth electric vehicle since 2012, I think the issues with range are mostly because folks are just unaccustomed to EVs. I suspected this is most folk's first EV, and coming from three cars previously that had far less range, this car is far far better. Tesla is nice that is makes the EV experience fairly dummy proof in that the excess range that you are lugging around every day makes you feel better. But if you routinely need to exercise 150+ miles between charging, I agree this is not the car for you. With that said, it is far better than a Kona or Kia (which is just an uninformed comparison if you took time to examine those cars).
To contribute to the conversation, I don't like the settings get lost between some sessions. I don't like the flakiness of ApplePlay. Although I hope the update I am getting on Monday will make that better. I also would prefer the standard Homelink garage opener on the rear view mirror. I also don't like how long it takes MMI to load at startup.
But everything else has been great so far on a limited run. My wife who said she would never own an EV is now considering one.