Audi software program improve boosts vary on Audi e-tron 55 quattro

A free software program replace for house owners of an Audi e-tron from the 2019 or 2020 mannequin years will lengthen their automotive’s vary by as much as 12.4 extra miles.

The replace is now accessible to UK clients and will be put in freed from cost at Audi service centres.

Audi says the software program options behind this effectivity enhancement broaden the usable capability of the high-voltage battery. Because of this, the 95 kWh battery within the Audi e-tron 55 quattro delivers extra web usable energy – 86 kWh capability subsequently interprets into elevated vary.

The software program replace for all Audi e-tron 55 quattro manufacturing autos constructed between mid-September 2018 (mannequin 12 months 2019) and the top of November 2019 (mannequin 12 months 2020) can now be put in freed from cost at Audi service companions. Within the UK, 1,655 e-tron autos are suitable with the replace, which may also embrace a complimentary well being verify.

Along with the battery capability, the brand new software program additionally optimises the management of the entrance electrical motor. In regular driving mode, the motor connected to the rear axle is chargeable for propulsion. For improved effectivity, the entrance electrical motor is now virtually utterly disconnected and powered off – and solely when extra energy is required do each motors come into play. This makes it potential to much more successfully exploit the foremost benefit of the asynchronous motor idea, i.e., currentless operation with out electrical drag losses.

Moreover, Audi says the replace additionally improves cooling. The extremely versatile thermal administration system, which consists of 4 separate circuits, regulates the temperature of the high-voltage elements much more effectively. Modifying the management system made it potential to cut back the amount movement charges within the coolant circuit, thus lowering vitality consumption. The cooling system is the premise for quick DC charging, lengthy battery life, and constant driving efficiency, even underneath excessive hundreds.

The primary absolutely electrical Audi has been manufactured at Audi ’s net-zero carbon-neutral web site in Brussels because the finish of 2018. By this spring, the e-tron had already surpassed 100,000 items offered, the model says. In Norway, the mannequin was even the best-selling automotive throughout all drive varieties final 12 months.

By 2026, new fashions launched to the market by Audi will probably be all-electric completely, it says. In 2033 manufacturing of the final fashions with inner combustion engines will stop.

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