Audi gets an A for showmanship, introducing the world’s first 95kWh battery for the upcoming all-electric Audi e-tron SUV in a lighting-filled Faraday cage. Typically, you wouldn’t want the sort of high voltages your EV relies on to be visibly dancing around the car, but a big battery deserves a big splash. When it reaches the road, mind, the e-tron’s bleeding-edge power tech will be an even bigger deal.
As battery-electric vehicles tip closer toward the mainstream, two key concerns among consumers have lingered. The first is driving range, or “range anxiety”; the second is charging speed. For a new EV to be successful, Audi figured, it would need to drive far and charge fast.
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