New Audi e-tron takes fight to Tesla

Audi will present an e-tron GT concept in Los Angeles

Audi promises that the e-tron will be the first of 12 electric cars that will be unleashed on the market by 2025 covering every major segment. A look at the e-tron, Audi's first fully electric sport utility vehicle. Audi is still testing the e-tron's range between charges but says that it will be at least 248 miles under the latest WLTP "real world" testing cycle.

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Audi officially premiered its e-tron electric SUV at a summit event in San Francisco this week but production has been underway for a couple of weeks already at its plant in Brussels, Belgium, which is making the e-tron for global markets.

Audi has priced the e-tron at €79,900 ($130,000) in Germany, which after taxes and import duties in Australia would see it priced about $150,000 when it goes on sale in 2019.

An official range estimate in the USA will be available closer to launch next year, an Audi of America spokesman said.

Audi has introduced its first all-electric vehicle, a five-passenger SUV called the e-tron.

2019 Audi e-tron

From navigation with the e-tron route planner, which displays the appropriate route with the required charging points, automated billing at the charging station and all the way to remote control via smartphone - the Audi e-tron is extremely well connected. Amazon will deliver the hardware and hire electricians to install them through its Amazon Home Services operation. Tesla has developed its own network of Supercharger charging stations with more than 11,000 chargers in North America. "We want to work with all" automotive brands, said Giovanni Palazzo, Electrify America's chief executive.

Aside from Audi, analysts and watchers of the growing EV industry have been closely setting their eyes on 2018 as the year when countless luxury EVs hit the market.

Optional virtual exterior mirrors also help aerodynamics, using cameras to relay images to the driver.

Two electric motors drive the e-tron electric SUV via all four wheels and a system output of up to 300 kW and 664Nm of torque is enough to power it to 62mph in 5.7 seconds. However, in many other respects the e-tron is a conventional, mainstream luxury SUV. The Model X uses vertically opening "falcon wing" doors.

Also in the e-tron's favor is the placement of the center console screens, which are slightly oriented towards the driver, unlike the ones in the Q8.

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