With the 2019 Audi e-tron, the all-electric SUV category enters the big leagues. Launching in the US midway through next year, the new five-seater promises the Audi style and luxury we’re familiar with from the Q5 and Q7, along with the off-roading abilities, but with zero emissions along the way.
The big range question is still unanswered
Pitch an electric car and you’re going to run up against one question from the get-go: how far can it drive on a full charge? That’s something Audi isn’t quite ready to answer, at least for the US market. “It hasn’t been homologated for the US,” Anthony Foulk, Product Manager at Audi AG, says, “so we’re not quoting an EPA range until closer to launch.”
What we do know is the battery size, and the range estimates on the European cycle. The 2019 e-tron has a 95 kWh battery, and in Europe the preliminary numbers suggest up to 400 kilometers – or around 249 miles – of driving on a full charge.
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