Benchmark for Long-Distance Journeys: the Charging Power of the Audi e-tron

source: Audi AG

  • 150 kW fast charging over a large portion of the charging procedure
  • 80 percent in 30 minutes, full charging to 100 percent in less than 50 minutes
  • Thermal management facilitates a high performance and longevity

With the e-tron, Audi is making electric mobility a reality for long-distance driving – thanks in part to charging power that is unique among the competition. The e-tron is not only the first mass-produced car that can be charged with up to 150 kW of electricity at a fast charging terminal. The high charging power over a large portion of the charging procedure sets a benchmark and shortens downtime. Sophisticated thermal management of the battery ensures the performance capability at cold and hot outside temperatures.

Most charging procedures take place at home or at the workplace – the time factor generally does not play a major role here because the car is at a standstill for a long time. By contrast, every minute counts on a long-distance journey, and charging quickly is essential, for example on a business trip. After a brief break, the car should be ready for the next stage again. The Audi engineers systematically implemented this important basic requirement for an electric car when developing the Audi e-tron.