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What is e-tron?

e-tron is the name of the Audi fully electric, model lineup. Audi e-tron models deliver progress you can feel: engaging performance, sophisticated design, and intuitive technology—all while offering innovation, comfort, and efficiency.

Why e-tron is unique

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    Refer to your owner’s manual and EV charger manual for proper use. Consult with a qualified electrician regarding charger installation and always adhere to local building codes.
    The power of kilowatts

    A kilowatt (kW) is a unit of electrical power (1,000 watts = 1 kW). On an EV, a kW is used to measure the rate at which the battery charges. Generally, the higher the number, the faster the charging capability.

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    Battery capacity = kWh

    Battery capacity is measured in kWh (kilowatt hours). Think of this as the EV-equivalent of fuel tank capacity on a gas-powered vehicle vehicle. A kWh is essentially the amount of stored energy available.

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    How kW & kWh work

    Imagine electricity as water. To fill up a pool, for example, a kilowatt would be the size of the hose that the water runs through. A kilowatt hour would be the size of the pool. In EV terms, think power (kW) and energy capacity (kWh).

Audi Q8 e-tron
  • Battery charge time in about 31 min. Battery charged from 10% to 80% at a public DC fast charger.*
  • EPA estimated range: 285 mi*
  • 0-60 mph in 5.4 sec with boost engaged.*
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