Whether it's the freedom to drive very long distances with an electric car or the flexibility to charge it as needed when you're taking a break. Or simply because you like having an alternative when charging at home is not an option. Whatever is important to you personally – in all three cases, a public charging infrastructure is crucial.
Charge from 5% up to 80% in just 30 minutes
For long-haul routes, the ability to charge extra quickly is important for a battery-powered vehicle. The Audi e-tron allows extremely short charging stops, because it has the max. charging power of 150 kW and can hold up to 80% of the battery state-of-charge (SOC). As a result, the Audi e-tron only needs 30 minutes on a high-power charging (HPC) column for a typical charge of 5% to 80%. If, on the other hand, you want to fill the battery to 100% in order to be able to exploit the maximum range, the sophisticated battery management system only takes another 20 minutes - an outstanding feature in the competitive environment.
e-tron charging power
Compared with the competitive environment, the charging performance of the Audi e-tron sets new standards. The 150 kW charging curve stands out for its high level of stability, based on intelligent battery management, which lowers the currents to protect the lithium-ion cells and ensure their service life. This is a big difference to other concepts, which usually only reach their full power for a short time (peak) and clearly start downgrading before the 70% threshold. The Audi e-tron still charges more than 100 kW at 80%. In everyday life, this constitutes fundamental utility: for around 100 kilometres, the customer ideally spends less than 10 minutes at the charging station.
Audi provides a Mode-3 cable for AC charging stations without a fixed charging cable. This supports the AC charging capacity of the vehicle with 11 kW as standard.
Many charging stations are already available in the Middle East!