Electric Audi E-Tron Will Be Able To Connect To Your Home Seamlessly

Audi is gearing up for the market launch of the E-Tron, the first battery-electric SUV in the history of the brand, and the Germans just announced more solutions that will help owners adopt the electric car lifestyle more easily.

More specifically, Audi will offer E-tron customers a pair of intelligent solutions to connect their electric vehicle with their homes.

The standard compact charging system will feature charging with an output of up to 11kW. Audi will also offer an optional charging system with double the output (22kW), for which the E-Tron will be equipped with a second, optional charger. The system will be able to connect to the grid via the home’s WiFi and offer ‘intelligent charging functions’ in conjunction with a home energy management system.

“In keeping with our premium quality standards, we want an electric car that fits seamlessly into the intelligently connected home, to provide genuine added value for the customer. That is why we have teamed up with the two leading suppliers of home energy management systems, the Hager Group and SMA Solar Technology. That brings maximum charging convenience,” says Fermin Soneira, Head of Product Marketing at Audi.

Also Read: 2019 Audi E-Tron Priced From €80,000 In Germany

By combining a charging system with a suitably equipped home energy management system, customers will be able to use variable electricity tariffs to charge their Audi E-Tron. If the home is fitted with a photo-voltaic system, the charging process can be optimized to prefer the electricity generated by the system for charging their vehicle.

The new Audi E-Tron will be unveiled in its final production form on August 30th, offering a total driving range of 248 miles (400km) in the European WLTP cycle. The electric SUV is expected to be powered by a pair of electric motors and a 95kWh battery pack. Audi won’t reveal just yet how much grunt will be on offer, but a figure around the 400hp mark is expected.

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  • SO BASICALLY WHAT TESLA ALREADY DOES.

    • Daniela Wolf

      Audi makes it just better – with profit 😛

    • ProtectOurHeritage

      Audi has a history of knowing how to build cars while turning a profit, unlike Tesla!

  • bloggin

    I think Audi is doubling down on the charging because the range is low/entry level. Inductive charging makes more sense, especially from a ‘luxury’ automaker, so there is no need to plug it in at home. Just dock and it charges itself.

    Waiting for the e-Tron version of the A2, A4 and A6, since not everybody needs a big SUV.

    • Daniela Wolf

      A6 E-tron is on the market for quite some time now.^^

  • uS’gedlemba

    All I’m seeing here is the evolution of crime…

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