Audi is increasing the charging time for new versions of the Q4 E-Tron in Europe. The automaker announced nowadays that new variations of the Q4 E-Tron and the Q4 Sportback E-Tron will each occur with quicker cost periods for products with the more substantial of two battery options, many thanks to freshly optimized computer software that operates the battery’s thermal administration and handle techniques on the electrical automobiles.
The Q4 E-Tron will come with two battery measurements in Europe. The shorter-variety product uses a 51.5-kWh pack (which is usable strength, the real pack retains 55 kWh) though the for a longer time-variety product works by using a 76.6-kWh (82-kWh) pack. The types that offer the bigger battery pack incorporate the Q4 40 E-Tron, the Q4 45 E-Tron Quattro and the Q4 50 E-Tron Quattro, as perfectly as the Sportback versions of these styles.
The announcement made now isn’t about variations to the true battery, but it does suggest that any individual who buys a new Q4 E-Tron will call for a lot less time plugged into a DC rapidly charger to access 80 p.c comprehensive, many thanks to the ability to demand at up to 135 kW of electrical power. Previously, the maximum was 125 kW and the new, higher electric power fee implies that the perfect time it will acquire the battery in one particular of the these E-Trons to go from 5% whole to 80% will be decreased to just 29 minutes for the Q4 40 E-Tron and the Q4 Sportback 40 E-Tron. The Q4 45 E-Tron Quattro, Q4 50 E-Tron Quattro and Q4 Sportback 50 E-Tron Quattro models can now do that trick in 36 minutes.
Formerly, all Audi would say about the quick charging time of these types is that they needed only 10 minutes at a charging station to insert all over 81 miles of vary on the WLTP cycle. EPA array on a cost is rated at 241 miles.
An Audi spokesperson confirmed to Autoblog that these increased features are only out there on newly bought vehicles for the new model 12 months. This is not a software program update that can be used to now bought designs.
We noted late past year that Audi was reportedly doing work on range upgrades for the E-Tron. Individuals enhancements would include a upcoming-technology battery, more successful motors and superior electronics that, taken alongside one another, would up the E-Tron’s formal selection on the European WLTP cycle from 259 to 373 miles. Today’s update isn’t quite that massive, but it does hint that Audi is still in a position to wring some more miles out of a battery’s electrons, which remains a superior indication.
Other modifications for the new Q4 E-Tron products incorporate “expanded on line features” like advancements to Audi join with a new Amazon Alexa integration and the myAudi application. The new Q4 E-Trons can now also be purchased with an optional 11.6-in show, the major-at any time utilised in an Audi car, and a new Black Optics As well as Package deal can increase some flair to the exterior style.