The L.A. Motor Show rolls on and another showstopper has appeared. The Audi e-tron GT is the next electric Audi inline for production. This of course follows the announcement of the Audi e-tron SUV and Sportback set to launch in 2019.
The GT is currently a four-door coupe show-car, but is set to be a reality in around two years. Although the final design will no doubt differ to what is shown in the pictures.
Audi claim the GT e-tron will pack 434kW and send power to all four wheels via the quarto system. Much like a Tesla it will also have a flat-floor architecture to accommodate the battery between the two axels. This will ensure a low, flat wide stance.
The claimed range of the concept car is 400 kilometres thanks to a 90kWh lithium-ion battery. Charging can be done via the traditional plug-in method or a via contactless induction with Audi Wireless Charging. This involves parking over charging pad, best suited to overnight charging.
The 800-volt charging system when charged via cable takes just 20 minutes to recharge 80 per cent of the battery capacity. This translates to a range of about 320 kilometres.
The cost and Australian availability? Who knows!
Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.