Audi e tron – The New All Electric SUV

The Audi e tron is the first all electric car from the German car giant and you can place your order for one soon.

The highly anticipated Audi e tron has no exact release date just yet but has been previously disclosed by the company as early 2019 and indications are pointing towards an April 2019 launch.

The all new Audi e tron is a pure electric car with a 83.6 kWh (usable) battery.  It’s driven by two electric motors delivering a maximum output of 300 kW.  It’s top speed is 124 MPH and it can achieving 0-62 mph in a nifty 5.7 seconds.  You won’t need to worry about charging so often either with the WLTP ev range stated at 248 miles.

Audi e tron

It comes with 2 charging ports, Type 2 will take 9 hours to charge to full at 11 Kwh (or 25mph) and CCS for fast charging.  It is one of the first production cars to enable 150Kw fast charging via CCS and can achieve around 180 miles of range in only 30 minutes at this rate.

Initially there will be 3 versions of the Audi e tron available with prices starting at £71,490.

Standard Edition – Well equipped with dual touch screens, LED headlights and 20′ alloy wheels, but at £71,490 this is the least I would expect.

Launch Edition – This grade gets a boost to the Matrix LED headlights, glass panoramic roof, black style pack, bigger alloys and softer leather throughout. It comes in at £82,240

Audi e tron Edition 1 – Prices have not been revealed for this edition and it is specifically reserved for those who placed an early deposit.  Its gets a few unqiue features over the Launch Edition such as antigua blue metallic paint and turbine styled alloy wheels.



It will be interesting to see if the Audi e tron has an impact on the Jaguar iPace sales since they seem to be pitched at the same market and similar price points. Personally if I was in a position to buy one or the other, I’d go for the iPace. I think it’s a nicer shape and a Jag tends to be a bit more luxurious.

I notice the article doesn’t mention the fact that the e tron has cameras for mirrors on some models. I’d be interested to see how these work, i’d imagine it would take some getting used to. Has anyone any videos or more info on them?
I must say the e-tron is a nice car. Pity it’s so expensive. As you say it seems to be pitched at the same folks that could be considering an iPace. Are there many chargers around that output the 150Kw that it can handle?
This one looks pretty interesting and I think it would be in my price range. The thing that I will have to adjust to though is needing to wait for a full charge. Is 9 hours typical or standard with EVs?