Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV Design Preview
Particularly quiet and with zero local emissions in the city, with high range on long-distance trips or sportily dynamic with the combined power of the combustion engine and the electric motor: the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro** intelligently manages a number of versatile drive modes.
The concept is designed so that customers can do the lion’s share of their daily driving electrically.
The predictive efficiency assistant (PEA) adjusts coasting recuperation behavior to the situation at hand.
It uses the predictive route data from the navigation database and monitors the distance to the vehicle ahead using signals from the camera and radar.
Depending on the situation, the system chooses predictively between freewheeling with the engine switched off and coasting recuperation, i.e.
The recovery of kinetic energy and its conversion into electrical energy.
When the adaptive cruise control (ACC) is active, the PEA supports the driver by automatically braking and accelerating with the aim of enhancing efficiency and comfort.
If the driver is driving without ACC, however, a haptic signal from the active accelerator pedal and a visual signal in the cockpit and head-up display indicate the proper time to let off the accelerator to use as much kinetic energy as possible.
At the same time, symbols in the cockpit indicate the reason for the reduction in speed.
There are indicators for: speed limits, town signs, curves and downhill slopes, traffic circles, intersections, highway exits and traffic ahead.