Just two months after the debut of its first electric car, E-Tron SUV, Audi has announced a new EV called…
Just two months after the debut of its first electric car, E-Tron SUV, Audi has announced a new EV called the E-Tron GT Concept. It’s a nice sedan that gets its power from the same drive and battery platform that will be in Porsche’s first EV, Taycan.
The concept was presented this week’s LA Auto Show, and will be sold in just two years, with deliveries starting in early 2021, according to Audi. No pricing has been set.
Sitting on 22-inch wheels, E-Tron GT takes power from a 90kWh battery and puts it in two electric motors (one on each axis). Overall, it generates 434 kilowatts of power, or 590 horsepower. It’s good enough to walk from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.4 seconds, according to Audi.
Audi estimates a range of approximately 248 miles for E-Tron GT, according to Europe’s new WLTP standard for Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Testing (WLTP). While WLTP stricter than the previous standards that automakers used to predict range, its estimates are still a bit rosier than the EPA generates, which means that real-time range performance can end some of that brand.
Because it shares Porsche Taycan tech, the E-Tron GT will also be very fast charging. The 800-volt battery system can go from almost dead to 80 percent charge in 20 minutes, faster than basically everything else currently on the market ̵
1; including Tesla superchargers.
Although it is beyond passport at this time to call a car a “Tesla Killer”, the E-Tron GT concept is announced as strong reminder that traditional car manufacturers have a wave of electric motors on the horizon. When the GT concept becomes reality, Audi will have E-Tron crossover and a sportsback version on the way, and the German automaker’s first efforts in this area will be combined with similar products from Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and many more.