As the world shifts over to electric vehicles, the features that will be updated and introduced with new model years won’t be the same that car shoppers are traditionally used to. Goodbye minor improvement in miles-per-gallon, hello improved kilowatt charging.
That’s the announcement from Audi this week regarding the new line-up of its E-tron models, at least in Europe. While the current models can charge at 11 kW when connected to a DC fast charger, the 2021 model year E-tron 55 and E-tron Sportback 55 can now be ordered with a second on-board charger that doubles the power to up to 22 kW at “appropriate charging terminals,” Audi said. Other E-tron models, the E-tron 50 and the E-tron S specifically, will get this option in the middle of 2021. The new 22-kW on-board charging system can be used at home or at public