Audi e-tron (2018)
The Audi e-tron is a fully-electric mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by Audi, which was unveiled as a concept car at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the company's first electric mass production car that was first delivered in May 2019. A Sportback variant is scheduled for production in early 2020. It has an EPA range of 204 miles (328 km).
e-tron at Frankfurt Motor Show 2019
|Also called||Audi e-tron Quattro|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Mid-size luxury crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Layout||Dual-motor, four-wheel drive|
|Transmission||Single speed with fixed ratio|
|Battery||95 kWh lithium ion (83.6 kWh usable)|
|Range||EPA: 204 mi (328 km)|
WLTP: 222 mi (357 km)–259 mi (417 km)
|Plug-in charging||11/22 kW AC (optional)|
150 kW DC
|Wheelbase||2,928 mm (115.3 in)|
|Length||4,901 mm (193.0 in)|
|Width||1,935 mm (76.2 in)|
|Height||1,616 mm (63.6 in)|
|Kerb weight||~2,560 kg (5,643.8 lb)|
The Audi e-tron is based on the e-tron quattro concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The final production version was revealed in San Francisco on 17 September 2018, and it publicly debuted at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.
Scheduled for deliveries in Europe by December 2018, it got delayed to 2019 (customers reported expected delivery dates close to the end of 2019 - see the paragraph below); the car's certification in Germany by the KBA (Federal Motor Transport Authority) was not obtained until required changes were made to the car's software. In January of 2019, US market deliveries were due to commence in June.
Though in March 2019 the first customer in Germany received his e-tron, in late April 2019 it was reported that prospective customers faced waiting lists of 6–7 months (putting the expected delivery date close to the end of 2019). The delays caused controversy in Norway, where customers were informed that their cars would be delivered up to 6 months later than originally promised unless they paid extra for a significantly more expensive "Fast Track" car. Further to this, some customers were also informed that were they to cancel their reservation they would be liable for a fine equal to 8% of the purchase price. 
Both in Germany and in the US, hundreds of e-trons were registered before the first publicized delivery to a customer in the respective area occurred, which suggests they performed the role of test vehicles of some sort. In June 2019 Audi of America claimed there are 1,644 e-trons in the US and 540 of these are in the hands of customers.
The Audi e-tron is powered by a 95 kWh battery pack of which 83.6 kWh is usable. It will be able to get an 80% charge in around 30 minutes when using 150 kW DC fast-chargers. For at-home charging, there is a standard 11 kW charger which charges it in 8.5 hours, while an optional 22 kW charger halves this time. A liquid cooling system (also serving the motors and power electronics) keeps the battery between 23-35 degrees Celsius, and battery modules (twelve 60 Ah cells each) can be replaced.
The quattro electric all-wheel drive uses two electric motors, one mounted to the front and one at the rear. An early specification rated these two motors at a total system output of 300 kW (408 PS; 402 hp) and 664 N⋅m (490 lb⋅ft) of torque enabling the car to accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 5.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 200 km/h (120 mph) . The actual production version has a combined peak motor power of 265 kW (360 PS; 355 hp), with 125 kW (170 PS; 168 hp) from the front motor at a torque of 247 N⋅m (182 lb⋅ft) and 140 kW (190 PS; 188 hp) from the rear motor at a torque of 314 N⋅m (232 lb⋅ft). This allows the car to accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.6 seconds and on to its top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).
The car uses an energy recuperation system which, on average, contributes 30% to the range. Recuperation can be achieved both when the driver releases the accelerator and when applying pressure to the brake.
When the car is equipped with the virtual side mirrors the car has a drag coefficient of 0.27. The e-tron also sits slightly lower than a traditional SUV; at 1,616 mm (63.6 in) high, it is 43 mm (1.7 in) lower than the Audi Q5. It has 660 litres (23 cu ft) of boot space, 160 l (5.7 cu ft) more than the Mercedes-Benz EQC, along with 60 litres (2.1 cu ft) of storage space in the front.
Standard equipment for the e-tron includes 12-way heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic moonroof, and 20-inch wheels. Upgrades include massage seats, power door closers, leather upholstery, 21-inch wheels and orange brake calipers. The interior is in line with other Audi models with a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, a smaller 8.6-inch touchscreen display, Amazon Alexa voice control, Virtual Cockpit system, and an optional head up display. Other equipments include a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and an available Driver Assistance package with enhanced adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assist and night vision. The e-tron is the first production car to offer optional virtual side mirrors, which replaces the traditional side-view mirrors and instead use cameras transmitting images to a high-contrast 7-inch OLED embedded in the door panels.
|Model||Years||Power||Torque||0–100 km/h||Top speed||Range|
(168 hp) + 240 kW
(182 lb⋅ft) + 314 N⋅m
|6.6 s||200 km/h
|EPA: 204 mi (328 km)
WLTP: 358 km (222 mi) - 417 km (259 mi)
The e-Tron made an appearance in a commercial for Avengers: Endgame, where it was introduced to Captain Marvel who was informed of the conflicts after Avengers: Infinity War. Although it never made an appearance in the film itself, the e-Tron is set to appear in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Production Issues and RecallEdit
Reports surfaced in April 2019 that the e-tron was subject to production delays and a cut in production targets due to supply of batteries and electric motors. Subsequently, weekly production hours at the assembly plant were foreseen to be reduced from 30 to 24. Audi announced a recall of certain e-tron models in early June 2019. The recall relates to a water leak that could lead to the high voltage electronics shorting, potentially causing a fire in extreme cases.
The Audi e-tron will be launched in Mexico for the 2021 model year. It will be priced in MXN$1,919,900.
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Die Leistung von 265 kW bezieht sich auf die elektrische Peakleistung (60 Sekunden). Der vordere Elektromotor, der für ein optimales Packaging achsparallel angeordnet ist, kommt auf 125 kW Peak-Leistung bei 247 Nm Drehmoment. Die hintere, koaxial angeordnete Maschine gibt 140 kW ab bei einem Drehmoment von 314 Nm.
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elektrische Reichweite (Kombiniert) 358–417 km
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