Not all battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) are created equal, with Audi’s cutting-edge technology under the skin setting the brand’s vehicles apart from the rest.

9 July, 2024

From the familiar exterior design to their distinctive light signatures, Audis are immediately recognisable on the road, whether they be internal combustion models or, increasingly, one of the brand’s growing fleet of all-electric offerings. And just as Audi has cemented its name for engineering excellence with its combustion vehicles from the brand’s beginnings, so too its expertise and innovation represents an edge with its battery-electric models, with leading-edge battery technology which may be hidden from the naked eye, but goes towards making the Audi BEVs something special.

Few are better versed in the intricacies of the Audi technology than Audi Australia’s Head of Product, Matt Dale. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject is matched only by his ability to describe in layman’s terms both how the approach works and what sets it apart from its competitors.

The brand’s modular battery design is a perfect case in point. Made up of up to 36 individual modules, these modules are surrounded by liquid coolant to ensure the optimal temperature for performance, longevity and charging. The design also ensures higher capacity charging at a more consistent rate allowing an RS e-tron GT for example, to charge from five percent to 80 percent in less than 23 minutes. That translates to it being able to add up to 100km of range every five minutes.

Audi’s modular battery design also has added benefits in the event of an accident or damage, with the capacity to replace damaged modules as opposed to the entire battery as is the case with some manufacturers. The peace of mind, not to mention cost savings of such a system speak for themselves.

The attention to detail and excellence in engineering that has always been a hallmark of the Audi brand is as important a part of the brand’s ongoing transition to e-mobility.