Today I had the change to be lended a new Audi e-tron from Arenaz and drive it up to Lausanne’s closest IONITY fast charger close to Bern. The e-tron was charged at around 40% when I left and the GOM (Guess-O-Meter) was estimating my arrival with some 15km. Needless to say I drove in efficiency mode and had a close look at the GOM and distance to arrival during the whole trip. To my very good surprise the estimation was quite consistent and I arrive with 6% battery left for a 19km range estimated. That was close!
Then – for the first time in my life (indeed) – I happened to plug a car to a power socket. A big and heavy CCS one. I was expecting some trouble but I went all very smoothly. I had setup before my IONITY account with my payment details and all I had to do is to scan the QR code on the charger and accept the credit card transaction (usual CVV and 3D Secure stuff). In less than 2 minutes the car was charging, already at more than 100kW
Since I had to be back at the Garage before 12:00 I had to cut the charge after 25 minutes with the battery already at 73% after. Meaning 67% in 25 minutes that could do 80% at 30 minutes – exactly as advertised by Audi.
In the end the charging station reported 58.74kWh delivered – that would mean 87.67kWh for 100% (without taking into consideration the charging losses).
I’ve made a small video with a timelapse of the charge from the car point of view.