Audi Q7 learned to charge from a wall outletDecember 11, 2019
Electric crossovers can travel 43 kilometers
Two more rechargeable hybrids have appeared in the Audi lineup: a pair of Q7 – 60 TFSI e and 55 TFSI e are added to the A8, A7 Sportback, A6 and Q5. Both crossovers are equipped with a three-liter “six” and an electric motor built into the automatic transmission. Cars are capable of driving 43 kilometers without starting the engine.
The basis of the power plants of both Ku-Sevenths with the TFSI e nameplate is a 3.0-liter turbo engine that produces 340 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. It is complemented by an electric motor installed between the engine and gearbox (94 kilowatts; 350 Nm) and a 17.3 kilowatt-hour battery, consisting of 14 modules with 168 prismatic cells in each. The difference in the total return of the system: Q7 60 TFSI e – 456 forces (700 Nm), Q7 55 TFSI e – 356 forces (600 Nm).
From standstill to a hundred, version 60 of the TFSI e accelerates in 5.7 seconds, and 55 TFSI e takes 0.2 seconds more. Cruising range on electric traction – 43 kilometers for both cars. The charging port is located on the rear left of the body. The SUV can be connected to public chargers or through the Charging Service branded service, access to 110,000 terminals throughout Europe.
Optimal battery consumption is monitored by the PEA Performance Assistant. The switching algorithm between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor focuses on the features of the paved route: speed limits, types of coverage and terrain. In addition, PEA looks at the proximity of other machines and decides when, for example, it is better to use coastal motion and recover energy. Also, the driver is available Hold charge storage mode and forced switching to electric traction.
As on the e-tron, all decelerations up to -0.3 g are performed by an electric motor. With sudden braking, conventional mechanisms are connected. Hybrid Q7’s recovery capacity is 80 kilowatts. Moving forward, the crossover can return up to 25 kilowatts of electricity to the battery.
Audi has already started taking orders for the Q7 60 TFSI e and Q7 55 TFSI e in Germany. The first costs 89 500 euros, the second – 74 800 euros
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