Audi’s new electric SUV – the Audi e-tron – has arrived in Ireland, the car maker's first fully electric model now available for test drive. Pricing for the e-tron starts from an on-the-road cost of €101,750 (Refer to notes below for more information on relevant government grants and incentives)with deliveries for pre-registered deposit holders beginning from April 2019.
Propulsion for this full-size, dual-electric quattro SUV is via a 95kWh, 300kW, high-voltage battery, giving the new Audi e-tron silent, serious power and a range of up to 391 kilometres on one charge.
The-is new e-tron can attain up to 30 per cent of this long range through energy recuperation. The SUV combines three different methods of energy recuperation in one vehicle for the first time, manual coasting using the shift paddles, automatic coasting via the predictive efficiency assist, and brake recuperation.
The quattro drive, an electric all-wheel drive, ensures excellent traction and dynamics, providing for continuous and variable regulation of the ideal distribution of drive torques between the two axles – all within a fraction of a second.
EV Grants & Incentives
There are several grants and incentives available for driving and owning electric vehicles. There are differences in some areas for Business users and Private users.
There are also several formal government grant and rebate programmes that owners of electric vehicles can avail of:
See seai.ie for full details.