Dual electric motors for plenty of power.
The first fully electric vehicle on offer from Audi boasts sleek styling in line with the rest of the Audi range, coupled with plenty of power provided by 2 electric motors.
The 71 kWh battery pack provides power to the dual motor system which produces up to 230kW on the base model and 265kW on the quattro 55 model, allowing drivers to go from 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds for the quattro 50 and just 5.7 seconds for the quattro 55. Both models top speeds are limited to approximately 193km/h.
AC & DC
An impressive, albeit pricey, first entry into the EV space from Audi...
...the e-tron features plenty of new technology such as the electronic rear view mirrors which use cameras to display the view of the mirrors onto the dash .
The Audi e-tron is equipped with a CCS2 Combo / Type 2 Mennekes connector. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what’s typically used at home and at destination chargers.
The Audi e-tron comes with an 11kw home charger included which will be able to charge the vehicle in around 6 hours. This suits both overnight charging and top ups between trips to work or the shops.
Which electric charge port does the Audi e-tron use?
The e-tron is equipped with Type 2 & CCS charge ports. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what’s typically used at home and at destination chargers. The CCS combination port allows for fast DC charging as well as the standard AC charging.
To charge up at home, the intelligent & solar-connected Myenergi Zappi as the best wall charger to go with the e-tron.
How long does it take to charge the Audi e-tron at home?
As with many other EVs, our team highly recommends the British-made Myenergi Zappi for the e-tron as the best domestic wall charger on the market, especially if you have PV solar power or a home battery or Tesla Powerwall.
If you have solar panels at home or work, the Myenergi Zappi will ensure you're always using your self-generated renewables power when your Audi is plugged in. This super smart system talks to your solar and makes sure you only charge your e-tron with surplus solar energy.
At a charge rate of 11kw, the e-tron can be fully recharged in around 6 hours
How to charge the e-tron at a public J1772 Type 1 electric car charger
A type 1 to type 2 adapter will charge your Audi e-tron up to 11kw / give you 50 kms per hour of charge.
While universal Type 2 charging stations are becoming the norm, there are still a number of Type 1 points around Australia and New Zealand which use the J1772 standard that the Audi e-tron cannot natively take advantage of. So a J1772 to Tesla (Mennekes) adapter cable is the most suitable electric charging cable for your e-tron .
This allows you to connect to J1772 charging stations; simply insert the J1772 plug to charge at up to 11kw or 50 kms of range per hour. Have a look at Plugshare map pic as an example of just how many J1772 charging stations are available in your area!
How to charge the e-tron at a public Type 2 Mennekes EV charger
A Type 2 to Type 2 Mennekes cable will charge your e-tron at up to 11Kw / add 50 km for every hour of charge. An essential EV charging cable for every Mennekes Type 2 electric vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charging stations.
Most public charge points are now universal; this means the point has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the station. If there is no permanent cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.