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Audi e-tron quattro EV to have 311-mile range

By on Aug 20, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

The cabin of the Audi e-tron quattro concept tapers strongly toward the rear end, approaching the idealized shape of an aerodynamically optimized droplet.

The cabin of the Audi e-tron quattro concept tapers strongly toward the rear end, approaching the idealized shape of an aerodynamically optimized droplet.

Audi has announce that it plans it’s own EV design to compete with the Tesla Model X.  The Audi E-tron quattro will be an SUV and one of the few vehicles planned with a 300+ mile range.  The combination of an SUV sized vehicle with a range over 300 miles makes the e-tron quattro a first.  Tesla’s Model X plans a 270-mile range in a crossover format.  The smaller Chevy Bolt planned for 2017 and the 2017 Nissan Leaf both are planned to have 200-mile ranges.

Audi will unveil their EV SUV concept car at this September’s Frankfurt auto show.

Audi expects the vehicle to be available in 2018.  With this announcement, Audi has set the bar higher for EV ranges.  Todays 80-100 mile range vehicles work well for commuter cars and local trips.  Many people are finding that they work well as commuter cars.  The 200 and 300 mile range EVs planned in the next few years will allow EVs to compete head-to-head with gas burning vehicles.

Charged EVs’ article on the Audi e-tron Quattro:

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/audi-targets-tesla-model-x-with-all-electric-311-mile-e-tron-quattro/

CNBC article on the Audi

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/20/audi-set-to-rival-teslas-model-x-with-electric-suv.html