The Audi E-Tron concept had made its global debut back in 2015 when electric vehicles were relatively in a nascent stage. With the interest in electric powertrains sparking up in the past couple of years, Audi has readied itself for the oncoming electric surge.
The 2019 Audi E-Tron will be the first fully-electric battery-operated electric vehicle from the German car maker and is all set to break cover in San Francisco on 17 September. Also, the E-Tron crossover is said to be the first of the all-electric offerings and will add two more cars to its EV line-up by 2020.
The E-Tron has been built on an electrified MLB platform around a 600KG-odd 95KWh battery pack placed under the cabin. It has been designed to run for over 450kms in a single charge as per the certified driving cycle and competes with the likes of the Tesla and the Mercedes-Benz EQ series to start with.
Along with the modern zero-emission powertrain, it will also get mirrors for rear-view cameras as standard. The virtual mirrors might pose a regulation hurdle in a few markets and that will dictate the E-Tron’s arrival in different global markets. With five screens on the dash, the E-Tron does get a futuristic cabin. More details about Audi’s first production BEV will be announced closer to the launch date. Stay tuned.