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Audi Q5 55 TFSI e gets a plug-in hybrid powertrain

The Q5 PHEV uses prismatic battery cells and gets more than 25 miles of range.

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The Audi Q5 luxury crossover adds a plug-in hybrid powertrain here at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

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In accordance with Audi's new power-based badge numbers for Europe, the car wears a "55 TFSI e" label.

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Under European testing, the car can do 40 kilometers, or about 25 miles, on electrical power alone.

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There's a 14.1-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack under the trunk floor.

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Regenerative braking is used as much as possible, but the friction brakes are used for deceleration stronger than 0.4 G.

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A heat pump helps efficiently generate warmth for the cabin without using too much battery power, Audi says.

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Multiple drive modes and a predictive efficiency system will allow drivers to optimize the model's economy.

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In the Auto and Efficiency drive modes, the Q5 will "coast" with the engine and motor turned off when the driver lifts off the throttle.

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The Q5 55 TFSI e will launch in Europe later on this year.

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Keep clicking or scrolling to see more of the Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid from the show floor here in Switzerland.

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