Audi has unveiled the new electric vehicle named the e-tron GT at the L.A. Auto Show in the concept form. Audi will launch the new e-tron GT in 2020 following the launch of the e-tron SUV and the e-tron Sportback, scheduled to be launched next year. Therefore, the all new Audi e-tron GT will be the third electric vehicle offering from the auto maker. The production version of the new e-tron GT is expected to come with the minimum possible changes with respect of the concept form.
Audi has used carbon fibre, aluminium and high strength steel to build up the whole body of the new e-tron GT. Audi says this architecture has been developed in partnership with Porsche. The all new e-tron GT has similar dimensions of the A7, measuring 4.96 m in length, 1.96 m in width and 50 mm lower in height than the A7, measuring 1.38 m in height. On the exterior, the sleek headlamps, massive air dams and faux single frame grille makes the e-tron GT easily noticeable as Audi. Besides that the seamless LED rear lights is somewhat similar to the e-tron SUV. However, the features like the aggressive wheel arches, a rounded and stubby rear section and the brake cooling vents on the sides imparts a unique look to the electric vehicle.
The interior of the Audi E-tron GT has a clean and clinical layout. A fully digital screen along with two touchscreens will be provided. One of the touch screens will be used for infotainment while the other will be used for the climate control. The upholstery will be made of no animal based products and the fabric is made of recycled fibres.
Powering the new e-tron GT is a set of electric motors, which combines to give a power output of 590 PS. The front and the rear axles have separate, permanently excited synchronous electric motors. The battery can be charged using the cable behind the flap in the front of the car or by contactless induction using Audi’s wireless charging feature. A single charge of the 90 KW lithium- ion battery can run up to 400km. Audi claimed that the car can sprint from 0 kmph to 200 kmph in little over 12 seconds. The top speed attained by the Audi e-tron GT is 240 kmph.