When it comes to premium cars, Audi is the brand which definitely comes to mind. Audi entered the market of electric cars by introducing their first-ever electric car called Audi e-tron 55 quattro. It is one of the best electric cars in the market. It is also one of the cars which provides the longest range in the segment of EV’s. Audi has already established their name in the segment of SUV’s so we don’t have to worry about this one at all. On the other hand, it is probably a much better version of SUV’s then all the other models.
Let’s discuss e-tron in detail below:
Battery, Range and Price
Audi e-tron offers a real-world range of 370 km(thus making it best in this area). Range of e-tron may vary between 260 km and 525 km. While driving in a city in normal weather, you can squeeze up to 525 km out of the battery of this EV. But you gotta be careful while driving on a highway in a cold-weather because it can only offer a range of approximately 260 km.
Audi e-tron houses a massive battery of 95 kWh out of which usable battery capacity is 86.5 kWh. e-tron supports both methods of charging i.e. Fast charging and normal charging.
Fast Charging: The battery can be fast-charged by using a DC charger of 155 kW. A fast charger can charge the battery to provide a range of 300 km in just 26 minutes at a charging speed of 590 km/h.
Normal Charging: The battery can be charged by using an AC charger of 11 kW. The normal charger can charge the battery to provide a range of 370 km in 9 hours and 15 minutes at a charging speed of 40 km/h.
Audi has released e-tron all over the world by using their marketing techniques. We have mentioned pricing options for some of the countries:
United Kingdom £71,560
India 1.5 Crore(Expected Price)
(The actual price of the vehicles may vary because of the accessories which you may buy with the EV and according to your country of residence. Please visit the official website for more details: https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-e-tron)
Performance and Interior
It is no match for a Tesla considering its size. But it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in a whopping time interval of 5.7 seconds. The motor of e-tron produces total torque of 664 Nm and total power of 300 kW. The top speed of e-tron is 200 km/h which is greater than almost every other EV in the segment.
Audi has gone with its regular interior options unlike going for the modern hi-tech look. It looks similar to the other SUV’s from Audi. It can’t be matched in terms of comfort and space with any other EV. It flies well above others in this area. e-tron offers a boot space of 605 litres. The interior gives an airy feel to the user. All the other features are common with other cars from Audi.
Safety and Warranty
e-tron received a 5-star rating in the crash test from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a.k.a. NHTSA. So you don’t have to worry about the safety of anyone while driving in this car. It also has the following features:
- Lane departure warning
- Automated emergency braking
- Driver assistance
- Blind Spot Detection
- Traffic Alert
- Collision Warning
Audi is known for its marketing techniques. Thus it is unmatched in after-sales customer service. Warranty provided by on this EV includes:
- Warranty for 4 Years or 50,000 miles
- 8 Year coverage for components or for 100,000 miles
- Complimentary maintenance for a year or for 10,000 miles
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