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. A comparison test of the car in winter conditions has been made.
Normally, the Audi e-tron runs up to 259 miles (417km) according to the 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 a combined output of 402hp and 490lbft (664Nm) of torque (in normal mode – 355hp and 414 lb-ft (561 Nm). 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).