Audi e-tron electric SUV breaks cover
- The Audi e-tron has finally gone official in San Francisco, USA. This is the first fully electric production vehicle from the German luxury carmaker.
- The e-tron sports two electric motors. The one on the front axle generates 125 kW while the one at the rear produces 140 kW, when combined, these motors give the e-Tron a total output of 355 bhp (equivalent), which can go up to 408 bhp in boost mode. The Quattro AWD system also comes standard.
- The Audi e-tron’s 95 kWh battery pack – which consists of 432 cells – can charge from 0-80 per cent in 30 minutes at a DC fast charging station. Audi has also partnered with Amazon to help buyers install a home charger for their e-tron through Amazon’s Home Services division. However, the pricing for the same hasn’t been announced.
- Since the new European WLTP cycle is going to be implemented soon, Audi did not give a concrete range figure of the e-tron at the reveal. Instead, it emphasised on its previous approximation of “over 400 km on a single charge”.
- Aesthetically, the Audi e-tron borrows a lot of design cues from the flagship Q8. Inside, there’s a screen heavy cabin, however, knobs and buttons are still present for better usability. In Europe, the e-tron’s wing mirrors will be replaced by cameras on both sides, and drivers will be able to see their surrounds through dedicated displays inside the cabin.