Audi e-tron: Ripe for the series

Geneva (Switzerland), 6. March 2018

So far, Audi has not covered the topic of electromobility, can be proud of. Ambitious projects like the R8 e-tron proved to be cul-de-SAC, under the acronym e-tron is currently only available in the A3 and the Q7 as a Plug-in Hybrid. But now the Ingolstadt presses on the Tube: before 2025 the group CEO Rupert Stadler, more than 20 electric cars and Plug-in Hybrids on the market. The beginning of 2018, the Audi e-tron makes. He is now very close to the series in the framework of the Geneva motor show (8. to 18. March 2018).

An electric SUV

Despite the camouflage, the SUV-Silhouette of the Audi e-tron is already visible, he looks like a cross between the A6 Avant and the Q7. Audi speaks of a "sporty Premium SUV" with room for five people and plenty of Luggage. For technology, it means that the production version could refuel at fast-charging stations with 150 kilowatts of power and then in less than 30 minutes ready for the next long-haul leg. The Range Is 500 Kilometres. 250 prototypes of the e-tron will be run by the way, just in the testing stage.

The Start Of Production End Of 2018

2015 Audi had shown at the automotive show IAA in Frankfurt, the e-tron quattro concept. The specs: three E-motors, this all-wheel drive, 435 HP, system performance, temporarily Boost function even 503 HP. In the 4.6 seconds it should go to 100, the top was limited to 210 km/h. The length of 4.88 metres, of the IAA-concept are also likely to be transferred to the e-tron, as well as the 615-litre trunk. By the end of 2018, the production of the series e-tron for Europe, will be presented to the car probably at the end of April in China. And it goes bounce more on impact, in 2020, Audi wants to have more electric cars in the program: in addition to the e-tron the Sportback Version, a four-door Gran Turismo, and a model in the compact segment, Rupert Stadler.(rh)