On Sept. 4, Audi began manufacturing its all-electric Audi e-tron at its carbon-neutral plant in Brussels. The Audi e-tron is set to make its world premiere on Sept. 17, at which point it will be available to configure and reserve with a refundable $1,000 deposit.
“We’re introducing a premium, customer-centric vehicle in a premium, customer-centric way,” said Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America. “With our owners and our dealers, this process allows us to offer transparency from reservation and build all the way through delivery.”
The all-electric Audi e-tron midsize SUV boasts some pretty spectacular numbers: It’s expected to be able to charge up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes and should boast a maximum range of 248 miles on a single charge. Its electric dual-motor power delivery system puts out 414 lb-ft of torque, and it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under six seconds without a single carbon emission.
Audi has also confirmed that the e-tron will be the first vehicle in its lineup to feature the Integrated Toll Module transponder built into its rearview mirror. This will enable drivers to manage multiple toll accounts and pay tolls without cluttering up the windshield with stickers.
The first of three fully battery-electric vehicles to arrive by 2020, we should be seeing the Audi e-tron at Gossett Audi by early 2019. Stay tuned for your first look!