Audi E-Tron Is A Sign Of Good Things That Are Coming From The EV Front

Let’s admit it: for quite some time, electric vehicles weren’t that good. The range was very modest and the packaging often meant compromising and getting either not enough space for occupants or luggage.

The new generation, however, promises much more, and the Audi E-Tron is a perfect example of that. An SUV for the entire family, it has the great quality materials typical of the German brand’s models, along with lots of leather inside, three screens used to display or control various functions and sufficient space for adults at the back, as well as their luggage behind them.

Since it travels in complete silence, engineers had to pay extra care to sound proofing, reducing the road and wind noise as much as possible. And it appears that they have managed to do so, as it’s very quiet on the go. Despite being large and heavy, the direct steering and instant torque provided by the two electric motors do a great job at making it feel agile. The motors produce up to 420 HP in Boost Mode, providing a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration of only 5.5 seconds – in a vehicle that weighs about 5,500 lbs (2.5 tons)!

Also Watch: Audi E-Tron Impresses 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg

2019 Audi e-tron-9

Juice comes from a 95 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which gives a range of 204 miles (328 km) in the EPA standard. Plug it into a 115 kW fast charger and you’ll only have to wait around 30 minutes or so for it to charge from 0 to 80 percent, whereas using the 11 kW wall box takes around 8.5 hours to fully charge it – better leave that for the night, then, when you’re safely at home.

There’s no denying that the E-Tron makes a very good first impression, and it’s about to become even hotter with the introduction of the high-performance variant; but that’s a story for another time. Meanwhile, let’s see what else the reviewer had to say about it in the video directly below.

 

  • IF IT WERE A CITY CAR THE RANGE MIGHT BE OK BUT NOT FOR A FAMILY HAULER.

    • KAG25

      WHY ARE YOU YELLING?

      • GO AWAY.

        • KAG25

          WHY ARE YOU YELLING

  • Mr. EP9

    Good things to come? With that range and price tag? You must be joking because no one is going to believe such nonsense out in the real world.

    • Daniela Wolf

      Tesla:417 km
      Audi: 417 km

      ( WLTP, Model X vs e-tron )

      • TheBelltower

        Such misinformation. That’s the range for the Model X 75D, which they don’t sell anymore.

      • mist

        2019 SR Model X had 375 km range for 5000 Euro more. That’s even worse.

  • ace_9

    Good things to come 😀 For who? I’m starting to think there are actual retards writing these articles…

  • Sébastien

    Nice ad!
    How much did Audi pay for it?

  • Enter Ranting

    Audi styling is dead.

  • wait a minute

    very true, it’ll be used as a local run about for Mom and Kids, for urban driving only.

  • KAG25

    Tesla interiors are pretty horrible, this is a normal car

  • KAG25

    Not bad, just need one with 300+ range but the end of the year and it would rule the EV market.

    • 300 MILE RANGE FOR A HIGH END SUV IS LAME. IT’S NOT GONNA RULE THE EV MARKET.

  • nubianngoldpheonix

    As I recall Tesla was pretty ropey on the range when it first introduced us to EV’s and still is ropey on the build quality and don’t ever have an accident in a Tesla how ever minor, it will cost an absolute fortune and be a total ball ache, as documented by TFL cars on youtube with thier model 3. Incidentally, having travelled recently in an Etron for 196 miles in the UK with 3 other people it still showed 47 miles left and we recharged to 80% during a motorway service station break (so no range anxiety this time) I was impressed by its refinement and slightly disconcerting quiet but more so by the fact that its not trying to be different and making the owner appear like they are being pidgeon holed as virtue signaling. Its all very normal and I warmed to it alot. The majors are now fully committed to following in Teslas footsteps and are going deep on the investment which bodes well for many more and improved models to follow, probably not particularly good news for Tesla I appreciate but there should be room for them all.

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