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Audi Reveals Driving Range Of e-tron SUV

Audi continues to tease the details.

In an effort to build even more buzz for the company’s first fully electric SUV, Audi has decided to release some official figures. Audi showed off e-tron prototypes at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and even had a few mules driving around the city giving demonstrations. As we get closer to its fall arrival date the automaker has taken the opportunity to reveal the e-tron’s range and the charging capabilities. The automaker’s official numbers peg the e-tron at just over 248 miles on the WLTP cycle, which should translate to roughly the same number on the EPA cycle.

Audi also confirmed the e-tron would debut with the ability to make use of DC fast chargers with up to 150 kW charging capacity. Fast chargers of that strength are uncommon still but Audi says as many as 400 charging locations will be located along highways and main transport routes in Europe at intervals of 75 miles by 2020, 200 of which should be operational in Germany by next year. Using one of the high-powered chargers will fully recharge the 95 kWh battery pack in just 30 minutes. For context, Audi’s 150 kW charging capability is more than the 120 kW Tesla offers from its Supercharger network

As for power, previous reports suggest that the e-tron could produce 435 horsepower,or as much as 503 hp with an available boost. Audi hasn’t officially released those details yet but it won’t be long until Audi unveils the e-tron fully. It will arrive in Europe before the end of the year as a 2019 model, with a price tag of around $100,000.

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