Audi promises to introduce 12 new models

Irving Hamilton
September 22, 2018

Furthermore, the e-tron is the first all-electric model produced by Audi, and is the first of many e-tron models yet to come.

The DTS is also used on a new cable sequencing concept that Audi has developed for e-tron production.

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 new vehicle is set to compete against the Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes-Benz EQC in the premium EV market.

Audi's e-tron rides on a platform called the C-BEV and only suited for SUVs.

Audi's next electric model in line is the e-tron Sportback, then the e-tron GT in 2021.

Audi says that the e-tron will be able to charge upto 80 percent in half an hour, which is reasonable when compared to the charging rate of advanced EVs of today.

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Another platform that the two Volkswagen-owned brands, Audi and Porsche, are working on is a Premium Platform Electric (PPE).

On a full charge the e-tron's range is rated at more than 400km.

While the next couple of years may be less of a fight than Tesla bears anticipate, Audi as a brand represents a legitimate foe, according to Musk's past statements. At the SpaceX event, the company named its first private passenger on a planned voyage around the moon in 2023.

In a note to UBS clients, analyst Patrick Hummel said, "The Audi e-tron underscores that catching up with Tesla is more hard than expected by many". In California, you can hire an electrician via Amazon. By July 2019, this network will include almost 500 fast-charging sites complete or under development throughout 40 states and 17 metro areas. Tesla offers wall connectors for home charging at a $500 list price, and will arrange for installation, according to the company. "I need Audi to be the number-one electric auto company in the US for a long term", claimed Scott Keogh, President at Audi of America, to the media in a statement this week. Electrify America's chargers are capable of delivering up to 350 kW.

The Audi e-tron benefits from Audi's reputation for luxury cabins. However, the German automaker did mention that it will do 0-97 km/h in 5.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 km/h thanks to two "asynchronous" electric motors at the front and rear. That feature is still not approved by United States regulators. The Model X uses vertically opening "falcon wing" doors. The concept version of the E-Tron had three motors, providing the ability to shift traction at speed with boosts of electric acceleration rather than braking.

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