2022 Audi Q5 PHEV will get bigger battery to offer longer range
Audi, a luxury car brand owned by German automobile giant Volkswagen Group, has announced that the upcoming 2022 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will offer a longer pure-electric range as it will come equipped with a bigger battery than that of the existing model. According to newly released information, the 2022 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV will get power from a 17.9 kWh battery pack, with 14.1 kWh usable. It represents an increase of 3.8 kWh or 24 per cent in battery capacity from the 2021 Audi Q5 PHEV that comes equipped with 4.1 kWh.
The high battery capacity will increase the PHEV’s pure-electric EPA estimated range to 23 miles (roughly 37 km) on single full charge.
It may be noted here that the brand-new 2022 A7 PHEV will also be equipped with a 17.9 kWh battery pack, with 14.1 kWh usable. It means that both of the new PHEV will be eligible for the full federal tax credit of $7,500.
The 2021 Audi Q5 PHEV comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder internal combustion engine enhanced by an electric motor capable of producing 141 horsepower. The combined system output has been pegged at 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor gets power from a 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It takes 2.5 hours to replenish the exhausted battery pack, using a Type-2 charger. This PHEV offers a pure-electric range of 19 miles on a single charge.
The upcoming 2022 Audi Q5 PHEV will be available in three engine options to choose from. The entry-level 45 TFSI engine option will have a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which will produce 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. As mentioned above, it will get a bigger (17.9 kWh) battery pack, up 3.8 kWh or 24 per cent from that of the existing PHEV. Its all-electric range has been pegged at 23 miles (roughly 37 km). On highways, it will deliver a range of 23.1 miles (roughly 37 km), while driving in city will deliver a range 22.7 mile (roughly 36 km) on single charge. The top speed of the vehicle has been pegged at 84 mph or 135 km/h.
In terms of pricing, the upcoming 2022 Audi Q5 hybrid engine will start at $51,900, plus destination charge of $1095.