Another element of Audi connect is the e-tron route planner. The customer can use it either in the in-car MMI system or in the myAudi app. In both cases they are shown the appropriate route with the required charging points. Besides the traffic situation, the computation also considers the battery’s charge level. The projected arrival time includes any required charging time. The e-tron route planner includes DC charging stations along with most AC charging stations throughout Europe.
While driving, detailed information about the remaining range is displayed in the Audi virtual cockpit and in the top MMI display. The driver receives staged warnings if this drops below 100 and 50 kilometers (62.1 and 31.1 mi), respectively, and the closest charging station is displayed. In addition, the driver can select range mode in the MMI system to maximize the remaining range. This restricts the top speed to 90 km/h (55.9 mph), adjusts the settings for comfort functions such as heating/cooling or turns off seat heating.
Charging planning is continuously updated to the prevailing conditions. For example, an alternative suggestion is made if a targeted DC quick-charging station can no longer be reached. While actively charging, the battery’s current charge status and the remaining charging time is shown on both the in-car display and in the myAudi app. Customers can also opt to receive push notifications as soon as they can continue their journey.