Audi Unveils First Production Electric Car at Geneva
Audi unveiled the prototype of its first all-electric model which is set to be launched in August 2018. Audi’s e-Tron prototype offers a preview of the brand’s first all-electric model. Before its production, around 250 prototypes will complete testing under extreme conditions, expecting to cumulatively cover more than 5 million kilometres.
The e-Tron offers a sporty premium SUV with space for five and a half-sized poodle. When it comes to looking, the prototype looks like an Audi Q3 with reshaped tail lamps and slim rear vision cameras in place of door mirrors and it will be the first all-electric Audi to see the light of day.
Chairman of The Board of Management at Audi, Rupert Stadler said, “We started sometime back with the e-Tron philosophy to provide consumers a solution with a range of around 500 km but now the baby is getting mature and in August, the team will come up with the Audi e-Tron.”
The production of the car will be made at the Audi’s Brussels plant and e-Tron can fill up on electricity at fast-charging stations with up to 150 kW charging capacity. Audi planning to launch three all-electric vehicles in its product range by 2020 and will be launching more than 20 electric cars and plug-in hybrids by 2025.