2020 Audi e-Tron: Ultimate BIG Electric Crossover
here is The New 2020 Audi e-Tron Updates. The Audi manufacturer launches a first model announcing a vast program of electrification of its range, which should count 12 cars by 2025.
“Me, I do everything with electricity”, said an advertisement for EDF a long time ago. Audi, two weeks after Mercedes’ presentation of its EQC, has just unveiled an e-tron announcing a major offensive since the manufacturer of Ingolstadt plans to develop no less than 12 models by 2025. It is a large SUV (4, 90 m of long, 1 94 m wide, and 1, 62 m high), with a trunk of 660 liters, which should appeal first across the Atlantic (the car was unveiled in San Francisco) and China. It will be exhibited at the next Paris World Cup. The essential question for any electric vehicle, autonomy. Audi talks about 400 kilometers with a single charge according to the new WLTP standard, which has just replaced the old NEDC protocol much less realistic. Audi says that the battery of nearly 100 kWh and a mass of 700 kg of the
The manufacturer states that the energy recovery system, powered by a new electro-hydraulic braking system, should provide 30% of the range. The car is firstly recharged with DC power, but can be connected to alternating current (AC), possibly to a 220 V domestic socket, which promises an endless charging time, either on a plug that delivers 11 kW (400 V three-phase plug), or 22 kW with an optional system, which is already better. The e-Tron has a power output of “up to 300 kW” (408 hp) and a torque of 664 Nm, obtained a split second after starting, as for any electric vehicle. What to reach 100 km / h in 5.7 s, and a maximum speed limited to 200 km / h.
An electric “Quattro” electric transmission has been adapted for the e-tron. In most cases, it will mainly use the rear engine. The front axle will be required if the grip becomes precarious (a predictive ice detector is part of the aids to driving aids) or for better cornering at high speeds. Environmental modeling, via five radar detectors, six cameras, twelve ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner, supports driver assistance systems.
2020 Audi e-Tron Dimensions, Platform & Price
The aesthetic is typically that of an Audi, and the 2020 Audi e-Tron does not deny his cousin, or even his fraternity, with the lines of the Q7. Audi announces a Cx (coefficient of penetration in the air) of 0, 27, remarkable value for a vehicle as high. An optional camera is used, and for the first time, a virtual mirror (“Virtual Mirror”). It delivers images on “Oled” high definition screens. The air suspension can vary the height by 76 mm to promote aerodynamics. The streamlined underbody protects the high voltage accumulators, located as low as possible to improve the center of gravity.
“The 2020 Audi e-Tron occupies a special place in the history of our company because its launch is the kick-off of our electrification strategy,” says Peter Mertens, member of the Executive Board of Audi. Four technical platforms will be needed to offer vehicles in all segments, from A (small city) to D (large sedan or SUV). The E-Tron and its declination Sportback should make its debut in 2019, at a rate that should oscillate around 80 000 €. This massive offensive in the electrical industry from manufacturers such as Audi and Mercedes can also be seen as a signal: that of an equally massive development of high capacity charging infrastructure.
Audi is part of the Ionity consortium with BMW, Ford, Mercedes, and Porsche. A company that does not lack ambitions: it plans to open more than half of the four hundred sites planned from 2020. From Germany to small Slovenia, Ionity will extend to eighteen countries. This network will be placed under the auspices of the oil tanker Shell, which advocates for “long trips by electric car”. Ionity to use European Combined Charging System (CCS) charging standard against Tesla Type 2 connector. We are talking about an investment of more than 3 billion euros, with the idea that no charging point is located more than 120 km from another. Tesla, a pioneer in broadband, will no longer be alone on this territory. The high-performance charging infrastructures, which allow for a fast full of energy, appear at the top of an inverted pyramid on which the electric mobility device rests.