The 2019 Audi eTron battery-electric crossover is nearing launch in the U.S. As such, the EPA has given it an official range rating, which is coming in at 204 miles. The number is considerably less than expected, but that may not detour too many buyers.
To put the figure into perspective, that’s less range than the comparable Jaguar I-Pace, which offers 234 miles of range. It’s also less range than the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3; all of which come in under the eTron’s $74,800 price tag.
In theory, premium buyers won’t mind the small deficit in range. Even if they do, Audi is claiming the eTron will be the fastest charging electric SUV in the world. Audi claims using a public 150 kilowatt will give the eTron about 56 miles of range in just 10 minutes. That juice is supplied to two electric motors that offer a combined output of 355 horsepower, but can be boosted to 402.
Deliveries of the 2019 Audi eTron will commence next month, when the brand will begin shipping the electric crossover to folks who reserved one. Many dealerships will also be getting a demo unit in the coming weeks for those interested in taking a closer look.