The 2021 range of the Audi e-tron electric SUV will be entitled to faster charging in alternating current (AC) thanks to a second on-board charger available as an option. The German brand has made other technical changes.
At the dawn of the 2021 vintage, the time has come to renew the ranges. After Nissan with its Leaf, it’s time for Audi with its e-tron electric SUV. The German manufacturer has published a press release in which the future changes are presented. Starting with doubled charging power in alternating current (AC).
From 11 to 22 kW
« From now on, Audi e-tron 55 and Audi e-tron Sportback 55 customers can order a second on-board charger that doubles the power from 11 kW to 22 kW at the appropriate charging stations.», Is it written. This option will be introduced on the Audi e-tron 50 and Audi e-tron S mid-2021, continues the brand.
« The standard mode 3 cable, with which all e-tron models can be recharged at public terminals, has already been converted to a charging capacity of 22 kW“, Warns the German manufacturer, which presents in passing its new”connect charging system»To be installed at home.
At home or away
This novelty offers a maximum load capacity of 22 kW. She was “designed for use on household sockets and can therefore also be used outside the home», Specifies Audi. A way for Audi e-tron 55 models to recharge to 100% in just under five hours.
The Volkswagen subsidiary is also presenting a new steering wheel with more sensitive tactile edges: the driver just needs to touch it very lightly to “make sure that the lateral guidance of the adaptive cruise assist remains active“. A maneuver to be performed every minute all the same.
In addition to the 20-inch rims fitted as standard and the 21-inch rims available as an option, the Audi e-tron S and Audi e-tron S Sportback are now entitled to 22-inch rims made up of a five-spoke structure, with a glossy finish and a titanium gray color. All these novelties will land in the bundle delivered by the end of 2020.