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Old 04-04-2019, 09:16 AM
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The EPA number is out and itís 204. Ouch!

https://electrek.co/2019/04/04/audi-...-range-epa-us/
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:25 AM
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It's even lower than expected, unfortunately.

Range in this category really only matters for highway travel. 204 miles is definitely the bare minimum. This was probably tested with specs for the 19 inch aero wheels so I expect the edition one/21" wheels do provide even less range.
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:30 AM
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Highway could be 30 less. Man, this may do it for me.

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It's even lower than expected, unfortunately.

Range in this category really only matters for highway travel. 204 miles is definitely the bare minimum. This was probably tested with specs for the 19 inch aero wheels so I expect the edition one/21" wheels do provide even less range.
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:36 AM
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Well, it's 2.5 m/kWh vs 2.9 for the Model X. Not too terrible when you phrase it that way. 14% less efficient.
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Videos I've seen of e-Trons cruising the high way at 120- 130 kph (80 mph) showed a consumption of around 28kwh/100km. Realistically, that puts you between 180-190 miles, assuming you are using 84kwh of battery. So, you need to be driving 70 mph (or less) to get decent range. I'm sure all city driving will be much better. With the current charging infrastructure, most being 50kw or less, a long trip would be painful though. I'll need to think this through...
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:12 AM
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Works for me. I have always gotten well over EPA in and around town. I can get rid of my range extender cars.
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BTW, TeslaBjorn got a 205 mile range in his winter testing at 90-95 kph, to simulate a mix of city and highway driving. You will do better on the 19 inch wheels in warm dry weather. Your mileage will vary
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I apologize for the newbie questions here about range -- but is that 204-mile range based on a full charge to 100%? I know my friends who own Tesla's state that for maximum battery life, their owner's manual state that they should limit their charge to 90%. If they are planning on a long highway trip, they can, of course, "overcharge" it to 100% to get the maximum range, but it is recommended to try to limit those occurrences. Is this the same with the E-Tron? We have a cottage which is located approximately 150 miles away -- 4 lane highway almost the full way, and relatively flat terrain. The 204 mile EPA range looks like it will work, but does that mean I will have to "overcharge" it to 100% which over time might compromise the battery life? Has Audi published a recommended daily charge limit (such as Tesla has done) in order to maximize battery life? Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:38 AM
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Per owner’s manual Audi recommends 80% charge for daily use. Personally I’m going to charge to 100% daily. Having owned EV’s for about 9 years now the large 12% buffer makes me very comfortable doing this.

Your cabin trips should be quite easy for an Etron. One way. Note that if you have only L1 110 v charging at the cabin it could easily it 3 days! For the charge to fill back to 100% to get you home. An L2 240v Charge should get you full with an 12 hour overnight charge.
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Just cancelled my reservation. Rather just get a kia soul ev for $40k and wait until my Taycan arrives in 12 months with 300 mile range.
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