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Forum: Audi e-Tron
06-13-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,807
Posted By perlfather

I am considering leasing instead of the usual...

I am considering leasing instead of the usual buying and am wondering are these open leases in the sense that the buyer has the option of buying the car at the end of the lease for the residual value?
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-27-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,783
Posted By perlfather

I think you are correct. They need to start...

I think you are correct. They need to start competing against Tesla and avoid selling a large number of EVs.
The last Porsche Panorama magazine points out that the cost of a full EV powertrain (incl...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-14-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By perlfather

True, however, the people selling the extended...

True, however, the people selling the extended warranty have surely calculated that into the price including the cost of administering the warranty and a profit.
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-13-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,953
Posted By perlfather

This is great stuff! Thank you for doing this....

This is great stuff! Thank you for doing this. The data certainly agrees with the theory that energy consumption increases linearly with speed. (air resistance goes as the square of the velocity but...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-10-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,602
Posted By perlfather

Please let us know your experience with the Open...

Please let us know your experience with the Open ESVE kit. I might be interested.
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-10-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,778
Posted By perlfather

Can you provide us some of your thoughts re...

Can you provide us some of your thoughts re comparison between the 2 - other than range etc.
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-10-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 160,038
Posted By perlfather

I was told by a friend, who is selling wireless...

I was told by a friend, who is selling wireless charging systems to VW/Audi/BMW, etc. that Audi is losing money on every e-tron they are selling as the battery alone is probably costing them $15k+....
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-09-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,778
Posted By perlfather

It is pretty well established that people way...

It is pretty well established that people way overestimate progress in the short term and underestimate progress in the long term. BEVs are no exception.
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-09-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,778
Posted By perlfather

I do not own a hybrid, however, friends do and i...

I do not own a hybrid, however, friends do and i completely agree with you. Some people think they get a bit of both and in reality, an ICE will give you all the range you desire at less cost and...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-08-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 160,038
Posted By perlfather

Very similar to my situation - Prestige Siam...

Very similar to my situation - Prestige Siam Beige - ordered Dec 30th, Locked March 28 and in production May 8th.
When visiting these factories you see cars coming off the assembly line in...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-08-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,778
Posted By perlfather

Very interesting writeup. yet another example of...

Very interesting writeup. yet another example of how one car does not fit all applications/uses. If your round trip would be 160 miles this might be a great car for you.
Small car, plug-in hybrids...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-02-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By perlfather

Great. Thanks. The Delta Website shows them to be...

Great. Thanks. The Delta Website shows them to be 25kW. Correct?
The Porsche dealership next door might have some high current chargers later this year - I think.

Let us know how you like it!
Forum: Audi e-Tron
05-02-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By perlfather

Congratulations! Will Audi Nashua have a high...

Congratulations!
Will Audi Nashua have a high current charger outside their dealership?
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-30-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,268
Posted By perlfather

switch batteries?

I do not think that battery technology will change dramatically in the next 3 years (energy density is increasing at 2-3%/year). Why not consider the possibility of switching battery packs in 3 or 5...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-30-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,007
Posted By perlfather

that is great news

Wishing you luck. Please let us know what the lease numbers are.
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-18-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,913
Posted By perlfather

Not to belabor this point .. again., however,...

Not to belabor this point .. again., however, this car might be very suitable as a second car, for suburban people that do not drive in a city but mostly in suburban areas, with roundtrips of no more...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-14-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 160,038
Posted By perlfather

Grazie mille! Merci! Thanks!

Grazie mille! Merci! Thanks!
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-14-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,658
Posted By perlfather

you are getting a bargain!

I do not see a rapid increase in battery power/weight ratio. Things are improving but there is nothing out there that will give you 50% or more in 1 or 2 years. Charging speed is increasing for sure...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-13-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 160,038
Posted By perlfather

Looking at the on-line manual is very useful. I...

Looking at the on-line manual is very useful. I am curious - can you describe how you made the PDF? (a screenshot of every page?)
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-11-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,727
Posted By perlfather

I think the battery power/weight ration is...

I think the battery power/weight ration is changing relatively slowly. There is nothing out there that will double power/weight ratios in the next 2 or 3 years. What will change is the speed of...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-08-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By perlfather

range as a function of temperature, speed and wheel size

Have a look at Audi's calculation on the range (on their German web site) as a function of temperature, speed, and wheel size.
...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-08-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By perlfather

Based on my ~1h drive of the e-tron on the...

Based on my ~1h drive of the e-tron on the autobahn near Munich in February, I believe that the ACC on the e-tron is very similar to the one shown in this video. It is clearly more advanced than the...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-06-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 160,038
Posted By perlfather

lease vs. buy

I agree with this thinking. Don't you think that the Audi lease residual will reflect the low value of the car in 3 years? I think somebody posted a 49% residual for 36 months. Not sure if that was...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-05-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,658
Posted By perlfather

Speaking of bargains - if you are in the US -...

Speaking of bargains - if you are in the US - have a look at how much people in the EU (say Germany) have to pay for a comparable e-tron? Depending on your state's sales tax you might be getting it...
Forum: Audi e-Tron
04-03-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 160,038
Posted By perlfather

Same here, ordered at the end of Dec, Locked 3/28...

Same here, ordered at the end of Dec, Locked 3/28 and gearing up fro production on 4/3.
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