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The Audi e-tron was first released in the middle of 2019. Electrek got an early look at it in 2018. Fred Lambert had positive things to say about his first ride experience. While some of the features weren’t on par with other electric vehicles, Audi set out to build a great SUV first and an electric vehicle second.

Audi-e-tron Range

As we learned toward the end of 2019, Audi-e-tron was upgraded through the additional range on a single charge.

When launching the e-tron Sportback last week, Audi credited the improved efficiency mainly to the better aerodynamics.

However, we learned that the automaker actually made some software and hardware improvements to help efficiency and that those improvements could make it to the e-tron SUV.

Today, Audi confirmed it with new upgrades to the e-tron resulting in an extra 25km (15.5 miles) of WLTP range for both versions of the vehicle (Audi e-tron 50 and 55).

Audi explained how they were able to achieve additional range.

Thanks to a new type of wheel brake, the developers have achieved further reductions in what is known as residual brake torque. This refers to losses that occur as a result of the proximity of the brake calipers to the brake discs. The drive system has also become more efficient. In normal driving, the motor on the rear axle provides propulsion as standard. Now, thanks to a number of optimizations, the front electric motor is almost entirely disengaged and disconnected from the electricity supply. Only when the driver requests more power do both motors spring into action. Running without power or drag losses, the major advantage of the asynchronous motor concept, is even more effective as a result. In addition, the usable range of the high-voltage battery has increased.

The Audi e-tron 55 quattro can drive for up to  270.9 miles on a full charge.

Audi e-tron Price

Audi-e-tron starts at $74,000, but there are plenty of discounts and incentives to be found if you know where to look. We’ve done the hard work of calling around to various dealerships to find what they are offering. Find the lowest purchase and lease price here on Electrek.

There are models as low as $55,000 depending on the country you’re in.

In Norway, the Audi e-tron 50 price starts at ~$55,000. Earlier this month, Audi unveiled the e-tron 50, a new variant of the electric SUV with a smaller 71 kWh battery pack. The current version of the e-tron, called e-tron 55, comes with a 95 kWh battery pack for a 204-mile EPA-rated range. With the smaller battery pack, the e-tron 50 has a shorter range.

According to the company, the new variant will get 186 miles (299 km) of range compared to 248 miles (399 km) for the version with the 95 kWh pack based on the WLTP standard

Audi e-tron Features

Some of the unique features of the car are a quick charge of 54 miles on a 10-minute charge. For many people’s day-to-day needs, this range would be enough for your drive to work and even a few errands afterward.

It’s the first all-electric passenger vehicle to hit the market with a charging rate of up to 150 kW.

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