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Audi e-tron Review

Written by Allan Noble · 15/06/21

The Audi e Tron is a mid-size electric SUV that is designed for the luxury end of the electric car market. First unveiled by Audi in 2018, the e tron's history is already quite varied, with an updated version of the car coming out after its 2019 release. This Audi e Troncar review will, therefore, focus on the latest models rather than the discontinued old version of the Audi e Tron 55 Quattro.

Summary

Any car review of the Audi e Tron needs to mention just how much of a luxury car it feels to be in whether driving it or as a passenger. Yes, it is an expensive electric car, even when you put it in the same class as the Tesla Model X and the Jaguar I Pace. However, there is so much on offer from Audi, especially with the newly updated Audi e Tron 55 Quattro, which came out in 2020, as well as the two e Tron Sportback versions of the vehicle, that few people who can afford the list price are likely to be disappointed. Learn everything you need to know about the Audi e Tron, from its interior gadgets to its electric driving range.

Range, Charging, & Emissions

The e Tron SUV by Audi is a little disappointing on the range but the electric motor still provides enough motoring for most journeys you'll make. Firstly, the e Tron 50 quattro and the e Tron 50 quattro Sportback versions of the car have an WLTP range of up to 209 miles. The old version of the Audi eTron 55 Quattro that was made from 2018 to 2019 was only able to come up with a 259-mile range in tests. This has now been improved by Audi. Both the updated versions of the e Tron 55, the Quattro and the Quattro Sportback, have a range of over 270 miles under test conditions.

The Audi e Tron 55 has a lithium-ion 95kWh battery pack that is distributed fairly evenly throughout the car, making it handle well despite the weight. The Audi e Tron 50 provides a 71kWh battery of which 67.5 kWhs are available for motion.

A normal three-pin electric connection in the UK will take 42 hours to fully charge the battery in the Audi e Tron 55. With a 3.6 kW connection, this will drop to 26 hours and just 9 hours with a 22 kW charger. If you use a public fast-charging point to recharge from 20 per cent to 80 per cent, then expect the job to take only 30 minutes.

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