Published: Sat, September 22, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Audi E-Tron: 7 Things to Know About the New Electric SUV

Audi E-Tron: 7 Things to Know About the New Electric SUV

The large premium SUV measures 4,901mm long, 1,935mm wide and 1,616mm high but claims a zero-emission WLTP-tested range of 248 miles and has the ability to charge in just 30 minutes thanks to its ability to take advantage of 150kW charge points (where available).

This luxurious EV model will compete with the Tesla Model X and is the first automobile revealed in response to parent company Volkswagen's promise made in March of this year to mass produce e-cars; this week that initiative received an official name: "ELECTRIC FOR ALL".

The recent e-vehicles boom among the top-ranked auto beasts will inevitably shake Tesla's dominance in the market of premium electric cars. Now, adding to the brigade is Audi which unveiled its first ever all-electric vehicle called.

Audi is yet to announce its future plans for the Indian market but given that the automaker is leading the charge of offering luxury EVs in India, we look forward to it bringing more affordable EVs soon. It is powered by two electric motors - one powering each axle combining for 300kW and 660Nm. It is planned that by 2025, sales of electric cars will increase significantly, and Audi wants to make up a third of the fleet manufactured brand of cars.

The company claims the Audi E-Tron 402bhp and 490lb-ft of torque helps launch the SUV from 0-62mph in under six seconds, before "silently" hitting a limited top speed of 124mph. In identifying hard metrics backing up the Electrify plan, Keogh noted that "owners will receive 1,000 kilowatt-hours of charging at Electrify America sites over four years", Keogh said. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of next year.

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The E-Tron's cabin is dominated by two large touch-screen displays in the center of the auto.

This new platform is developed with Porsche and it will be used by different manufacturers in the Volkswagen group. Audi said using DTS here also allowed it to deliver components from the warehouse to the assembly line on demand.

The e-tron follows a similar format to its electric rivals.

Audi and Amazon.com are sparking a fight with Tesla. The concept vehicle will be making its way to the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year and will come with a flat floor assembly for the battery packs. In 2012, he dismissed comparisons to Nissan Motor Co.'s Leaf, an cheap electric model meant to sell in the hundreds of thousands. "And employees rethought, planned and implemented many stages of production", said Patrick Danau, MD of Audi Brussels. "That really tends to be the basis of comparison".

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