EV driving range in winter and in summer differs by some miles, as experimentally confirmed. Famous YouTube blogger and motor enthusiast Bjørn Nyland tested what is the Audi e-tron electric crossover’s drive time in cold period.
The Audi e-tron has recently entered the market. The comparison test of the car in winter conditions has been made.
Normally, the Audi e-tron runs up to 259 miles (417km) according to European WLTP cycle. This figure in reality is about 236 miles (380km). If to believe the blogger’s tests, in winter the e-tron loses 31 miles (50km): at a maximum possible speed of 56mph (90 km/h), the vehicle managed to pass 205 miles (330km) without recharging.
If it wasn’t frosty and there was no snow on roads, the result could be better by 5%, Mr. Nyland believes.
He also found out that the car had energy reserve: with a battery capacity of 95kWh, it consumes just 82.6kWh. So, if the onboard computer shows the remaining zero mileage, the vehicle will be able to go additional 19-25 miles (30-40 km).
The Audi e-tron is equipped with two electric motors with combined output of 402hp and 490lbft (664Nm) of torque (in normal mode – 355hp and 414 lbft (561Nm). The acceleration time is 5.7 sec, the top speed is 124mph (200 km/h). The car also has a 150kW DC charger to charge the battery by 80% in just 30 minutes.
The starting price is €79,900 (Germany) or $74,800 (USA).