- Audi has been developing the e-tron as their first pure electric vehicle.
The highlight of the interior is that there are no less than five screens inside the cabin. There is the new OLED screen for the infotainment system stacked in the centre, the Virtual Cockpit all-digital screen is the second and then there is a touchscreen which is mounted lower on the centre console for the climate control settings. Apart from these, the two A-pillar mounted screens project the camera images and act as a virtual ORVM.
Audi also revealed the technical details of the E-Tron. There are two electric motors with a combined output of 265kW (365bhp) and 561Nm and the electric SUV can accelerate from a standstill to the limited top speed of 200kmph several times consecutively without loss of power. Then there is a boost mode as well, which produces 300kW (400bhp) and 664Nm. The Audi e-tron prototype can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in less than six seconds. The most interesting figure is the 400 kilometres of electric range from its 95kWh battery pack (under the new WLTP cycle). And the e-tron can also recuperate energy on braking.
The E-Tron is amongst the new breed of electric SUVs coming our way and will go up against the Tesla Model X, Jaguar iPace, recently revealed Mercedes-Benz EQC and other upcoming similar products like BMW iNEXT, Skoda Vision E and Hyundai Nexo.