Audi is working with Amazon in the US for home charging e-tron car




Audi has presented the Audi e-tron in the American San Francisco. This is the first fully electric car with batteries from the German manufacturer. Audi works with Amazon in the US for home charging.

Audi gives buyers of the e-tron in the United States the opportunity to make preparations via Amazon Home Services to install a home charger, writes TechCrunch . According to Amazon, it is the first time that it cooperates with a car manufacturer in this way.

The German car manufacturer also works together with Electrify America, a part of the Volkswagen Group, which also includes Audi. Owners of the e-tron receive free 1000kWh to charge their car at one of the public charging stations of Electrify America in the United States.

The e-tron gets a battery pack with a relatively large capacity of 95kWh; it involves 4323 cells in 96 modules. Audi has not yet indicated what the maximum range of the car is, but that should be above 400km. According to Audi, the batteries are placed at a central and low position, which should benefit the range and the sporting performance.

The car also has a special electric brake system where two engines let the car brake. According to Audi, this will be enough in 90 percent of cases; in the other cases, the regular brake discs will almost immediately take over the brakes. The e-tron also gets virtual exterior mirrors in the form of cameras that show the image of regular exterior mirror on OLED screens in the interior of the car.

The Audi e-tron costs $ 74,800 in the United States, EUR 79,900 in Germany and EUR 84,100 in the Netherlands. The new car is being built at a factory in Brussels and has to be delivered to the first European customers later this year.


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