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Free range boost for Audi e-tron 55 quattro: software update for 2019/2020

Free range boost for Audi e-tron 55 quattro: software update for 2019/2020

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A new software update will extend their car’s range by up to 12.4 additional miles.

2019 or 2020 model years can now travel farther on a single charge


 

A software update for the Audi e-tron 55 quattro will allow owners to travel further between charges. The update can be installed free of charge at Audi’s service centres and is available to all UK customers. It will increase the usable capacity of the 95kWh battery, adding about 12 miles of range to the 1,655 eligible vehicles in the UK.

 

The vehicles that qualify for the upgrade were built between mid-September 2018 and the end of November 2019. Audi will also complete a free health check when the vehicle is taken in for the update.As well as adding some range, the software also optimises the performance of the front electric motor. It can now completely disconnect itself and power off in normal driving where the rear motor is the primary source of propulsion.

 

This will reduce energy consumption, but the front motor will re-engage when extra performance is required. Andrew Doyle, director at Audi UK, said: “At Audi, we deliver progress through technology – and there’s no clearer demonstration of that than the free software and range update we’ve just launched for our existing e-tron 55 quattro customers.

“As we shift our focus to the world of electric vehicles, we’re channelling our pioneering spirit and world-renowned technological expertise into the reinvention of our company as a leading light in the field of sustainable mobility.”

 

The update will also improve cooling thanks to changes to the thermal management system, which consists of four separate circuits and now operates more efficiently while regulating the temperature of high-voltage components.

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