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  • Writer's pictureSilvia Josten

Flying over the water with the Audi e-tron foil.


Ein Aerofoil bewegt sich über die Wasseroberfläche, darauf stehend ein paar Männerbeine

Disbelief on the beach accompanies the silent carving of an e-tron foil as it floats over the water. This is the ultimate coolest kind of water sport. Little by little, more and more fans are taking a liking to this form of locomotion. e-foils are on the rise and there are now already several providers of these extraordinary electric watercraft. The Audi e-tron foil is currently the most popular and safest e-foil on the market, which we now also offer in our e-shop.


The e-tron Foil from Audi in a fact check

he Audi e-tron foil whizzes across the water at speeds of up to 50 km/h with zero emissions. Beginners cruise at a leisurely 15 to 30 km/h. Experienced water sports enthusiasts steer the e-Foil over the smooth surface of the water at an average speed of 40 km/h. The speed is controlled by remote control. The speed is controlled by remote control, which is held loosely in the hand. This shows the current battery charge status. Thanks to the finely adjustable drive lever, the controller with smart functions allows you to optimally adjust 10 power levels. With a moderate riding style, 1.5 hours of riding fun are guaranteed. With a gentle riding style, even longer. The maximum range and driving time depend on the weight of the driver, the weather conditions, the altitude and the setting of the wing.

The Audi e-tron foil, which is made of carbon, weighs about 32 kg including the battery. The aerodynamics are reminiscent of an aeroplane wing, except that the e-foil glides through the water instead of the air. The faster you go, the more water flows over the drive foil and gives it lift. So eventually the board goes so high that it appears to be floating in the air.


How difficult is it to learn to foil?

If you already have surfing experience, foiling is quickly learned. It is even likely that you will be able to glide longer distances over the water on your first day. There are certainly e-foil courses offered in your area, for example in Berlin by our partner e-Surfer. In addition to technical instruction, you will also learn the most important rules of conduct and the basics of nautical law. It's always helpful to get tips and tricks from professionals.


Mann fährt auf elektrischen Foil und fliegt über das Wasser, die Steuerung hält er in der Hand


Can I glide everywhere with the e-Foil

That depends. Unfortunately, there are no standardised solutions and therefore you have to get individual information on the spot. Basically, the use of electric surfboards is allowed on many waters as a small vehicle. If you use more than 2.21 kW (3 hp), you must have a licence. You only need a sports licence for watercraft with more than 11.03 kW (15 hp). However, there is one exception: on the Rhine, you need this licence for boats with more than 3.68 kW (5 hp).


The safest e-foil in the world

The Audi e-tron foil sets new standards with its closed and gearless drive system. It is particularly robust and noise-optimised. Carbon fibre mast and wings guarantee long durability and low weight. This means the board reacts extremely reliably and you can steer precisely around the turns. The installed technology is state-of-the-art. The individual components are also available as spare parts afterwards. The manufacturer also promises a matching app soon that offers additional features for your board. There is currently no better e-foil on the market. The Audi e-tron foil is now available in our e-Shop in the Adventure and Performance versions.


Trittfläche eines elektrischen Surfbords auf dem Wasser, ein paar Männerfüße stehen darauf.


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