Audi has officially commenced production of E-Tron at its Brussels plant ahead of its official debut at a special event called ‘The Charge’ in California
Audi has released another teaser of E-Tron ahead of its official debut at a special event called ‘The Charge’ in San Francisco, California on September 17. The company has commenced production of E-Tron at its Brussels plant and it is going to be the first all-electric vehicles from Audi.
The new teaser images don’t reveal anything new as the vehicle is kept under the cover and it just shows the body shape of E-Tron, which have been already revealed. The design of E-Tron is in line with other Audi products and the EV come with LED headlamps along with a single frame octagonal grille.
The side design is similar to other SUV models and rear get LED tail lamps along with a new bumper design. But the E-Tron comes with camera’s instead of conventional mirrors as the image will be displayed on door pad and it is the first mass production car to come with this feature as we have seen it in concept models only.
Audi decided to replace mirrors as it will reduce drag and helps the E-Tron to be more efficient. The interior design is similar to new flagship sedan A8 as the company has given three spoke multi-function steering wheel along with virtual instrument cluster. The centre console gets two screens as one for MMI system and another for climate control system.
The E-Tron is powered by two electric motors and the combined output is 355 hp and 561 Nm of torque. The company is also offering boost mode for 8 sec in which power will be increased to 402 hp and 664 Nm. The top speed of E-Tron is 200 kph and the company claims a range of 400 km, which is more than recently revealed Mercedes EQC.
Audi has given 95 kWh battery pack for E-Tron and fuel cells are supplied by LG Chem or Samsung. The battery can be topped up in just 30 minutes using 150 kW charger, The E-Tron comes with an advanced regenerative braking system with different modes also as it contributes to more than 30 per cent of total range.