Audi India is all set to showcase its first all-electric SUV, the e-tron on June 25. Expected to launch by the end of this year, the e-tron SUV will be Audi’s first all-electric vehicle on our shores. The e-tron SUV is built at Audi’s CO2 neutral factory in Brussels, Belgium and will be imported in as a CBU. It is expected to get a hefty price tag close to Rs 1.50 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Audi e-tron SUV is powered by two electric motors, at the front and back. Churning out a combined output of 360PS, the Audi e-tron can do 0-100kmph in six seconds. It also has a boost mode where the electric motors churn out an additional 48PS and reduce the 0-100kmph time by 0.3 seconds. The all-electric SUV also features Audi’s trademark quattro all-wheel drive system.
Fueling the electric motor is a 95kWh 36-module battery pack that’s located in the floor. The battery pack supports charging speeds up to 150kW and can be juiced from zero to 80 per cent in thirty minutes. Audi also claims that the e-tron can do 55 miles (88km) on a 10-minute charge. As far as range is concerned, the e-tron can do about 400km on a full charge. It also has brake energy regeneration function where the energy from the brakes/deceleration is used to charge up the batteries.
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