Audi has started the production of the all new full electrical e-tron SUV. The Audi e-tron electric SUV is likely to be officially unveiled on 17th September, 2018. The e-tron electric SUV is based on the modular platform carried from Volkswagen. The Audi e-tron was spotted testing with some production parts few months back in Southern Germany. Every electric vehicle from the German car maker gets the title of e-tron and thus the name e-tron SUV sounds generic. However, it is likely that that the Audi e-tron electric SUV could get a different name. The German car maker had begun the renovation of its Brussel plant in 2016 to make it efficient in producing electric vehicles exclusively and the first mass production electric SUV will be made there.
The Audi e-tron electric SUV will feature a distinct interior and will come with some cool tech and gadgets. The electric SUV will come equipped with optional virtual mirror technology, which uses cameras to show what’s happening behind rather than making do with actual mirrors. The e-tron electric SUV borrows the same LED strip that connects the tail lights from the Audi A8. Details regarding the Audi e-tron electric SUV are not yet revealed, however, the sources suggests that alike the regular internal combustion engine products the Audi e-tron electric SUV will also bear a ‘55’ badge in order to maintain an even naming system in the portfolio. When launched this e-tron electric SUV will compete mainly with the Mercedes Benz EQC electric SUV.
Sources also suggest that the Audi e-tron electric SUV will come powered by the dual motor setup, paired to a 95 kWh Li ion battery. The first in market 150 kW DC fast charging is capable of charging the electric battery, powering the Audi e-tron electric SUV from empty to almost full in just half an hour. Under normal driving condition this electric battery produces 355 bhp power and 361 Nm torque while in boost mode it produces a power of 408 bhp and 664 Nm torque for about 8 minutes. The Audi e-tron electric SUV comes with regenerative braking. The upcoming electric SUV can attain a maximum speed of 200 kmph and can accelerate from 0 kmph to 100 kmph in less than six seconds.
Member of the Board of Management for Production and Logistics at AUDI AG, Peter Kossler who spoke about the new SUV stated that it is a ‘true pioneer’. Adding to which he stated that the new SUV stands out from the rest of the lineup due to “innovative technologies such as virtual exterior mirrors and combines traditional Audi qualities in handling and dynamics with technical Vorsprung that goes far beyond the car.”
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