Audi E-tron To Charge Quicker Than A Tesla

Audi has confirmed that its all-electric E-tron crossover will charge quicker than comparable Tesla models thanks to advanced new charging stations.

In a statement confirming a plethora of new details about the vehicle, the German brand asserts that the E-tron can be charged in less than 30 minutes for the “next long-distance stage of its journey.” Audi asserts that the crossover will have a range exceeding 248.5 miles (400 km) but has failed to reveal how much charge will be provided in the aforementioned 30 minutes.

Limited details have been offered about exactly how much grunt the Audi E-tron will deliver. However, we do know that it will use a single front electric motor and a single rear electric motor, rather than the three-motor powertrain used by the two E-Tron Quattro concepts. Power will consequently sit below the 496 hp figure from the concept.

Taking the fight to the Tesla Model X

Feeding the two electric motors will be a 95 kWh lithium-ion battery mounted between the front and rear axles. The cells will be supplied by either LG Chem or Samsung. All up, the battery pack weighs in at roughly 700 kg.

One particularly interesting thing about the battery is its cooling system. The system is water-based and bonded to the underside of the modules to maximize heat transfer with heat shed through a front-mounted radiator. Additionally, there is a second heat pump system with a plate heat exchanger that can cool or heat the battery to ensure it remains in the optimum operating range of between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius.

The Audi E-Tron has been teased on a number of occasions and shown in prototype guise. It will premiere as a production model later this year.

more photos...
  • Bash

    Its good to see a Tesla competition, but i will believe it when i see it.

  • Merc1

    It already looks better than the Q7. Why couldn’t the Q7 be as good looking?

    M

    • botornot387

      because it was in development and came way before the new design language introduced by Marc Lichte. The Q7 is better looking than its rivals in person, though that’s subjective and the design will age very well.

      • Marshall Boyce

        I mean that’s a good reason that the Q7 doesn’t look like this, but there’s no excuse for the Q7 looking so ugly!

        • botornot387

          Hence why i said styling is subjective, and I would completely disagree with you, as I think the Q7 is by far a better looking vehicle than its competitors. And saleswise, looks like a lot people agree.

  • Hockeyman

    By look I’ll the Audi. By performance and claims, I’ll wait the tests.

  • DanSemering

    Look forward to it! 400km is a good range

  • fathornyblackandjoe

    Very much looking forward to seeing the production version of this vehicle, but…they’ve already dropped one motor? Also, I thought the range was going to be longer than 250 miles. Still…it’s looking really good, can’t wait for August.

2020 McLaren Grand Tourer Caught Wearing Even Tighter Camo

Mclaren’s upcoming new Grand Tourer is expected to have more power than the 570GT.

JAC Volkswagen To Build EV Plant In China With 100,000-Unit Annual Output

The first model to be built by the joint venture at the new plant is the Sol E20X electric crossover.

Fire Alert: Some BMWs Could Erupt In Flames Even When Not In Use

The NHTSA says a defective part may cause a short circuit in certain 3-Series, 5-Series and Z4 models rt.

Citroen Launches C1 And C3 Aircross ‘Origins’ Collector’s Editions

The C1 ‘Origins’ Collector’s Edition costs £13,830, while the C3 Aircross is £19,335, and are available to order.

New Porsche Taycan Spy Shots Show Production Lights, Bumpers, And More

The Taycan will debut in September and will be joined by the Cross Turismo shooting brake in 2020.

This is What A Lap Of The 2020 Vietnamese GP Looks Like

The simulator engine is the same as the Assetto Corsa game and shows an accurate run of the Hanoi GP.

Lexus RX Slams Into Police Officer On The Side Of A Highway

The SUV was traveling at high speed and came way too close to the patrol car that was parked on the side.

Dream All You Want, You Just Can’t Afford This Ford Escort RS Scale Model

The 1:25 scale Escort RS1800 is constructed out of gold, silver, diamonds and other gemstones – and was 25 years in the making.

Lexus Lexamino Pickup Was Once A Fourth-Generation ES

It must have taken lots of work to convert an old ES sedan into a Chevy El Camino-like pickup.

Cadillac Will Add 200 Dealerships In China By 2025 To Support Its Growth

After recording six consecutive years of double-digit growth, China is now Cadillac’s largest market.