Published: Sat, September 22, 2018
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Audi unveils electric all-wheel drive e-tron SUV

Audi unveils electric all-wheel drive e-tron SUV

United Kingdom order books for the E-tron are set to open in early 2019, with the model priced at £70,805.

After years of all-electric concepts and short fires, the German luxury brands have finally launched product to compete with the American electric vehicle maker.

Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volvo also are moving into the electric SUV market.

"During far more than 90 percent of all decelerations, the Audi e-tron recovers energy exclusively via its electric motors", Audi said.

According to CNBC, "Hummel noted the e-tron will get 30 miles to 50 miles less range than the Tesla Model X and will accelerate "significantly slower".

In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Audi America chief Scott Keogh said that the company envisioned Audi to become the number one electric vehicle seller in America.

Audi, at last, took the wraps of its all-electric 2019 E-Tron model, three years after promising a game-changing all-electric SUV with more than 200 miles of range.


The Audi e-tron midsize SUV will be offered in the United States next year at a starting price of $75,795 before a $7,500 tax credit. You can also argue that the Q8 has a more dynamic appearance, sleeker headlights, a more fastback-like rear and even a slightly more sloped roof, despite being taller than the e-tron overall.

Audi, the German luxury auto brand, this week staged the worldwide roll out of the latest electric sport utility vehicle on the home ground of competitor Tesla Inc. The company claims a driving range of 400km for the e-tron.

A spokesperson for Audi said that every day, 27 of the electrically powered vehicles navigated routes through the factory halls delivering components, such as the front and rear axles, and the electric motor.

The tires fitted to the Audi e-tron meet the German manufacturer's mileage requirements, Goodyear says. Audi executives said home charging stations would cost about $1,000, depending on the home's electrical system. Electrify America plans to have 2,000 chargers installed by mid-June next year. It's two electric motors are powered by a 95 kWh battery pack, which accelerate the crossover to 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds with a top speed of 124 miles per hour, according to Audi.

Audi said that the e-tron would be "a standard bearer for the latest Audi design philosophy".

Audi said the use of such smart factory technology made the increasing complexity and broad spectrum of variants in vehicle production manageable. In its top recovery mode, the e-tron begins to noticeably slow as soon as the driver eases up on the accelerator pedal, allowing the driver to operate the crossover with a single pedal.

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