The first all-electric model, the e-tron is based om MLB evo platform.
The e-tron is based on an extensively adapted variant of the modular longitudinal platform (MLB evo). The MLB Evo platform is a shared platform that included ICE like Lamborghini URUS and Audi A8. But for e-tron Audi built a completely new dedicated chassis and body for e-tron so this can’t be compared with other EV like VW Golf or others that use modified ICE chassis.
Its foundation is a new body shape with numerous innovative structural elements in the lower area of the vehicle center and the roof.
The e-tron marks Audi’s start into the electric era. The SUV is the first vehicle to combine electric mobility with Audi quality: A sophisticated drive and recuperation system, all-wheel drive and maximum comfort. In short: Vorsprung durch Technik.
With a wheelbase length of 2,928 millimeters (115.3 in), the e-tron lies between the Q5 and Q7 SUVs. The high-voltage battery stores up to 95 kWh of energy and forms the basis for its range of more than 400 kilometers (248.6 mi) in the WLTP driving cycle. This is achieve primarily by the innovative recuperation system, which can recover up to 30 percent of the used energy during brake applications.
Audi e-tron is available both with a 2 motor setup and a 3 motor setup, making it the first EV with 3 motors. Read all details about e-tron motors.
The Audi e-tron can charge using both alternating and direct current and is the first series-production vehicle with a charging capacity of up to 150 kW. It owes this to its highly efficient thermal management.