Of course one should not drive electric cars empty I have 1 km remaining range. So what happens if you continue driving? You have to reckon, to strand at 0 km. the towing costs are then at your own risk you can't blame anyone for the fact that the car won't drive any longer. but in case it's a little tight. It is godd to know: "Hey, at 0 I still have 5 km reserve" the car goes into turtle mode and I can go a little longer. I recently checked this in a BMW i3 (video on channel) and I made another 4 km. I stopped at 4 km because it started to get boring. driving circles on a parking deck to empty the car. The Hyundai Ioniq stops at 0 km. The Nissan Leaf has quite some reserve. Tesla gives you sometimes reserve somtimes not – it really depends.
Now the range is at 0 km. The yellow bar above the Ready sign tells you now much accelerating power you still have available. I am right now at full 'throttle' – this is the maximum acceleration. to the next red traffic light Now the yellow bar is gone. I have reached the point when the car is empty – Approximately 500 m after 0 km the car is rolling out. I am full throttle – and the car is not accepting it. That means you can roll out turn on hazard lights. and look for a safe spot. Car is still on. I try to set to N. yes N works. Let's see if it remains in N if I unbuckle. and open the door. some cars automatically switch to P. 'Switch to P – otherwise the car could move.' Car coming from behind.
Let's see if I can push the car. Pushing 2.5 tonnes not moving a bit. Maybe 5 meters but not 50 metres, The Audi was gracious and offered another yellow bar after restart. That means I have another chance to move the car out of the danger zone. When the road is clear I will try that. So, now no kick down but gentle driving. Now the yellow bar is gone again. Car is not accepting power. In the distance you see the charging station. let's roll! No traffic. But I am afraid, that is not enough. Let's see if I can restart again. We did not roll far. 30 meters. Turning off the car. Oh, another smal yellow bar. we got and – Audi moves again. and the bar is gone again. another 20 meters. there is the juice. Rolled out to the charging station. The Audi is plugged in and charges Of course we are highly interested how much the car will charge. I have read off electricity meter.
It is a gauged meter – so pretty accurate. Let's see how much the Audi etron charges over night, Don't try this at home electric cars should not be driven empty. I did it for you so you wouldn't have to do it to find out the reserve. I believe Audi has managed that quite well of course you don't want to give anything away – zero means means zero. That is logical. You get a smal emergency reserve of about 1 km. to move the car out of the danger zone. The last kilometers are counted down very quickly I was driving only country road and city without heavy acceleration but the range did not increase significantly on the last kilometers. it increased maybe by 2 km. So: dont drive your EV empty. Reduce the speed early enough. Or look for a charging station. Tomorrow we check how big the battery of the Audi e-tron actually is.
I expect charging losses of about 10%. The car is charging with 11 kW nominal I just checked it: 10.5 to 10.7 kW is what actually ends up in the car. See you tomorrow morning. Good morning. The Audi e-tron is here. The car wouldn't have driven a meter. It was absolutely down to zero. 93.32 kWh were charged assuming 10% charging losses this results in approximately 84 kWh. usable capacity of the battery. That is what one would expect. Strange was the result at the IONITY charger in a previous video.
The DC charging showed only 89.5 kWh 0 to 100% So there must be some charging losses between DC station and car – aproximately 5%. Some losses on the battery. Let's try to push the car again. It is a bit safer here Are you pushing already? No. It works. You helped a bit. Jumping in. Rolling in N. .