Dec 19, 2019
Ride, powered by Kelley Blue Book, editors successfully finished a cross-country drive mimicking the famed non-stop coast-to-coast “Cannonball Run Challenge.” Unlike the dozens of other attempts during the past century, which have primarily used combustion engines, the team drove coast-to-coast in a pure-electric Audi e-tron crossover – not one drop of fuel was consumed during the continuous 3,025-mile trek, which took just more than 60 hours.
New-for-2019, the five-passenger Audi e-tron was selected for its highway efficiency, interior space and ability to re-charge its 95 kilowatt battery to an 80% state-of-charge in just 27 minutes.
“The battery pack in the e-tron was engineered for repeatable performance, longevity and peak charging power,” said Mark Dahncke, communications director at Audi of America. “As a result, it delivers the fastest charging speed of any electric SUV, which was crucial when duplicating the Cannonball Run.”