Audi is improving upon the charging time for new variations of the Q4 E-Tron in Europe. The automaker declared currently that new variations of the Q4 E-Tron and the Q4 Sportback E-Tron will each come with speedier charge instances for styles with the much larger of two battery choices, thanks to recently optimized software package that operates the battery’s thermal management and management units on the electrical vehicles.
The Q4 E-Tron arrives with two battery measurements in Europe. The shorter-array model works by using a 51.5-kWh pack (which is usable electricity, the true pack retains 55 kWh) though the for a longer time-selection product employs a 76.6-kWh (82-kWh) pack. The versions that give the greater battery pack consist of the Q4 40 E-Tron, the Q4 45 E-Tron Quattro and the Q4 50 E-Tron Quattro, as well as the Sportback versions of these products.
The announcement built these days just isn’t about improvements to the genuine battery, but it does indicate that any one who buys a new Q4 E-Tron will require significantly less time plugged into a DC speedy charger to reach 80 % full, thanks to the capability to cost at up to 135 kW of power. Beforehand, the maximum was 125 kW and the new, higher electricity charge suggests that the great time it will choose the battery in a person of the these E-Trons to go from 5% full to 80% will be minimized 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 products can now do that trick in 36 minutes.
Formerly, all Audi would say about the quickly charging time of these versions is that they expected only 10 minutes at a charging station to incorporate close to 81 miles of vary on the WLTP cycle. EPA array on a charge is rated at 241 miles.
An Audi spokesperson confirmed to Autoblog that these improved features are only obtainable on freshly purchased autos for the new product year. This is not a software package update that can be used to presently bought styles.
We observed late past year that Audi was reportedly doing the job on range updates for the E-Tron. People advancements would incorporate a up coming-generation battery, much more economical motors and better electronics that, taken together, would up the E-Tron’s formal assortment on the European WLTP cycle from 259 to 373 miles. Today’s update isn’t quite that large, but it does trace that Audi is nevertheless in a position to wring some additional miles out of a battery’s electrons, which stays a good indicator.
Other modifications for the new Q4 E-Tron products include “expanded on-line features” like enhancements 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 display, the biggest-at any time utilised in an Audi car or truck, and a new Black Optics Furthermore Offer can incorporate some flair to the exterior design.