Motorization of the Audi e-tron
Inspired by the Audi e-tron Quattro concept, presented at the 2015 edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Audi e-tron will use two electric motors, one per axle. Assembled in Györ, Hungary, these engines offer two modes of operation:
In conventional mode, both engines deliver up to 265 kW of power and 561 Nm of torque. In this first case, the power of the front engine is limited to 125 kW and 247 Nm and that of the rear engine to 140 kW and 314 Nm for a 0 to 100 km / h in 6.6 seconds.
In boost mode, the two electric motors deliver their maximum power, ie 300 kW and 664 Nm for a 0 to 100 km / h reached in 5.7 seconds. In practice, the distribution is as follows: 135 kW and 309 Nm for the front engine and 165 kW and 355 Nm for the rear. Attention, the duration of the boost mode is limited to 8 seconds.
In terms of performance, the brand promises a 0 to 100 km / h in less than six seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 200 km /h.
Battery and autonomy of the Audi e-tron
Comprising 36 modules and 432 cells, the Audi e-tron’s battery has 95 kWh of energy capacity and a thermal regulation system that allows it to operate optimally at all times. In terms of autonomy, the manufacturer announces 417 kilometers in cycle WLTP, a consumption ranging between 22.6 and 26.2 kWh / 100 km.
To maximize autonomy, Audi engineers have worked hard on the regeneration capabilities of the car. In the automatic mode is added a manual mode allowing to choose between three modes of regeneration via a system of a paddle with the steering wheel. Depending on the level chosen, the intensity of the engine brake will be more or less important. According to Audi, the regeneration mode can reach up to 220 kW and could increase up to 30% autonomy
For long journeys, such as holidays, you can use ultra-fast charging stations that allow you to charge up to 150 kW DC, a first for a production vehicle. Result: in about 30 minutes, the Audi e-tron is ready for a new long distance. The electric SUV can also be recharged on AC up to 11 kW. Charging with 22 kW is available as an option.