Audi e-Tron exhibits power by towing GM EV1 carrying trailer

Electric vehicles designed and produced by the legacy manufacturers are always in the news, but there are doubts about their range, power output, etc. This time Audi decided to portray what its EV can do. The company decided to put the Audi e-Tron to a test, towing a trailer was carrying a GM EV1 owned by Tulsa Tech. Both the container and the EV1 weighed 4,000 pounds in total and were transported 504 miles by an Audi e-Tron.

This was the test that was meant to prove the actual capabilities of purely electric vehicles. The e-Tron covered the distance, maintaining 60 miles per hour, but took numerous recharging breaks. The calculated range after the journey was approximately 105 miles per charge which is far less than what it actually gives.

Since the no-load range of the Audi e-Tron is 204 miles in one single charge, 105 miles with its fully loaded capacity is somewhat acceptable. Also, the temperature was around 35-degree celsius and it was raining throughout the journey. These can be possible reasons for the e-Tron to fall short of the ideal results.

The Audi e-Tron comes with a 95 kWh battery pack, and the EV uses only 80 percent when towing a load. Whatever the results were, Audi proved that the EVs are in a position to compete with combustion vehicles. It will take some time to improve their performance, but gradually EVs will replace combustion vehicles.

Other automotive manufacturing companies like Tesla, Polestar, etc., are also on the same path of building vehicles that can tow different loads. The Tesla Model X can pull approximately 5,000 pounds, which is 1,000 pounds more than that the Audi e-Tron.

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Source: Green Car Reports, Car and Driver

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