Hello - Newbie with couple of questions please!

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dimplepie
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Post by dimplepie »

Hello
Considering the switch to a Q4 from an Audi A4 Avant petrol.
Probably looking at the S Line 40/45 “nearly new” likely going down the “Audi Approved” route, as depreciation in the first year or so appears high.
Plenty of 40’s around at the moment on a 23 or 73 plate, however will obviously need to wait a bit longer for the 45s to start appearing.

Just got a couple of quick questions if I may?

1. If you don’t the use the car for a couple of days, how much effect does this have a range? As in does it lose much charge whilst sat?

2. I don’t do a big mileage but we do travel to visit family in Brighton (from Leeds) approx 3/4 times a year. This is generally with a fair bit of luggage, dog, dog crate and two adults. It’s a 260 mile journey. So I’m obviously anticipating having to do a fast charge at motorway services. Does anyone have any experience of charging at services on the M1 (both directions, obviously). I’m just wondering if there are any particular services I should be aiming for, if some are better equipped than others?

My routine mileage at home doesn’t concern me (I’ll be having a home charger fit, currently Audi throw in the fitting of a Ohme charging point as part of “used approved” deal). However, I would want to plan for the Brighton trips.

Many thanks!

smd
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Post by smd »

hi

our car sits on drive half of week and dosent seem to lose and charge , but to be fair we've only had a car a couple of months, so couldn't really comment on winter ,

regarding motorway driving we haven't done much at all, so will have to see how that goes
on a %100 charge it says 340miles , as charged last night , not sure on how much heating etc.. plays on this, I we have the heat pump on our q4 ,

so far we love it my wife does about 3000 miles a year max , so thought it would be perfect for us and so far it is , we have the ohmi chargerand find it very easy to use .
thanks
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dimplepie
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Post by dimplepie »

Thanks, that’s useful to know that it doesn’t lose much charge whilst sat.
hugodoodle
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Post by hugodoodle »

My feedback:

1. No impact on the vehicle standing still, there is zero/minimal loss of range.

2. You'll likley get 240 miles on your motorway journeys from 100% when driving at 70 mph and with aircon on, with 20C ambient temperature outside. There are plenty of large charge points now popping up on the M1 (with 15 or more chargers, where you will very unlikely need to queue); have a search on ZapMap. You'll want to be charging from between 20 - 50% state-of-charge and up to 80% for optimium charge speed. Charging from 0 - 20% and above 80 - 100% on high power will be slower as the battery management system will slow the rate to protect battery life from 'premature' ageing.
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dimplepie
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Post by dimplepie »

hugodoodle wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:44 am
My feedback:

1. No impact on the vehicle standing still, there is zero/minimal loss of range.

2. You'll likley get 240 miles on your motorway journeys from 100% when driving at 70 mph and with aircon on, with 20C ambient temperature outside. There are plenty of large charge points now popping up on the M1 (with 15 or more chargers, where you will very unlikely need to queue); have a search on ZapMap. You'll want to be charging from between 20 - 50% state-of-charge and up to 80% for optimium charge speed. Charging from 0 - 20% and above 80 - 100% on high power will be slower as the battery management system will slow the rate to protect battery life from 'premature' ageing.
Thanks that’s an useful tip on charging and encouraging what you’ve said about the M1 provisions.
Any idea what the real world differences are between the 40-45 etron? The Audi approved used I’ve been looking at are 40s.

Thanks!
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Worth noting that (according to various online sources like Parkers), the 45 is five to six insurance groups higher than the 40 (36/37 vs 31), so costs will almost certainly be higher.
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DocH wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:12 am
Worth noting that (according to various online sources like Parkers), the 45 is five to six insurance groups higher than the 40 (36/37 vs 31), so costs will almost certainly be higher.
Ouch! To be honest I'm not bothered about it being 1.5 seconds quicker 0-60 (or whatever it is). I suppose it's the range differential ultimately, although it seems fairly marginal (and I don't do a big mileage where it would obviously more beneficial).
Difference is around 11.5k + - that's between a 73 plate 40 Black Edition Tech pack Aurora metallic Vs going car down the Carwow/DTD route on what, I assume, will end up being a 74 plate 45.
According to Auto trader it is insurance group 31 v 37 as you state. Insurance is ridculous enough on the 40 tbh.
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Post by Etron-Newbie »

Sorry to piggy back onto your post but I'm unable to submit my own.

Does anyone have any heating tips for inside the car.
As soon as I set the temperature above 20 degrees I lose about 50 mile of range, is this normal.
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