The new Audi e-tron 71 kWh, now available in Ireland
The new Audi e-tron 71 kWh, now available in Ireland

A second version of the Audi e-tron, the e-tron 50 quattro has been confirmed for series production and will launch in Ireland in early 2020.

Available from €74,990 (excluding grants), according to Audi Ireland the Audi e-tron 50 quattro offers great value to Irish electric vehicle drivers, with high efficiency and strong performance.

Equipped with a 71-kWh battery and two electric motors that provide a range of up to 330 kms according to the WLTP test cycle, the SUV also has a 120 kW charging capability, which facilitates recharging to 80 per cent capacity in approximately 30 minutes at fast-charging stations.

Audi, along with other car brands are working with Ionity to ensure the creation and implementation of a fast-charging network in six key sites across Ireland.

Customers will have the choice of three equipment lines to choose from with the e-tron 50 range:
– Advanced (starting from €74,990 RRP excluding grants)
– Sport (starting from €79,320 RRP excluding grants)
– S Line (starting from €85,110 RRP excluding grants)

Valcona leather, sports seats and 20” alloys are some of the highlights of the e-tron 50 Sport model, which is expected to be the volume seller in the range. And for the first time, S Line trim is now available to order with the e-tron 50.

The entry-level e-tron model also features ‘e-quattro’ all-wheel-drive delivered by an electric motor mounted on each axle – in this application these generate a combined total of 230 kW and 540 Nm of torque, and are capable of propelling the electric SUV from 0 to 100 kmh in 6.8 seconds.

In order to achieve the highest efficiency, only the rear electric motor is active in most driving situations, while the front electric motor is activated when needed.

Like the more powerful version of the electric SUV, the Audi e-tron 50 quattro also recuperates energy via its two electric motors, with priority given to the rear motor, during more than 90 percent of all deceleration actions. This means that the energy from practically all normal braking manoeuvres is recovered and fed back into the battery.

Speaking about the launch of the e-tron 50, Thorsten Godulla, Managing Director, Audi Ireland said:

“We are really excited to announce the arrival of the Audi e-tron 50 to Ireland in January 2020 as we believe this will offer incredible value for Irish drivers particularly anyone considering a premium electric vehicle purchase. To really understand and grasp the benefits of an e-tron, I believe you have to test drive it and this is why we want to encourage drivers to call into one of our 11 authorised dealers nationwide for an exclusive test drive experience in January. Our dealership staff have the expertise and experience of dealing with electric vehicles and will display the value, convenience, efficiency and fun in driving an e-tron 50. We also have a wide range of financial offers that are available to suit everyone’s specific needs which our staff will bring customers through on an individual basis. Not only do have an Audi for everyone, we also have a payment plan for everyone”.

For further information contact your local Audi dealer.