Audi E-tron SUV Range Estimate Is Now 248.5 Miles
Back in 2015, Audi unveiled the e-tron quattro prototype, the company’s first all-electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up.
In a recent press release, the German automaker confirmed the expected range on the more realistic WLTP driving cycle, which they now claim to be “over 400 kilometers (248.5 miles).” That’s down from “310 miles” of range that they had been advertising since launching the vehicle concept.
The Audi e-tron SUV will be one of the first vehicles on the market to support charging up to 150kW, or about three times the 50kW you typically see in non-Tesla chargers. If you’re fortunate enough to live within range of one of those stations, Audi claims it’ll take a relatively quick 30 minutes before you’re ready to resume your trip.
Home charging will be more limited. The standard garage outlet goes up to 11kW, or enough for a full recharge in 8.5 hours. There will be an optional 22kW charging option.
The car is set to enter production at Audi’s carbon-neutral plant in Brussels in the next few months in order for deliveries to start in European markets at the end of 2018.