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Los Angeles Show To Highlight The Introduction of the Audi e-tron EV

With the L.A. Auto Show set to begin next week, another automaker has announced it will introduce a new model. Audi will intro its e-tron SUV when the show kicks off in a little over a week.
Posted: November 22, 2018 - 3:55PM
Author: Marc Stern


One of the auto shows that regularly features new-car debuts is the Los Angeles exhibition, slated to run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9. The upcoming show will, among other brands, display Audi’s all-new A8, A7, A6, and Q8. Also, debuting will be the automaker’s first fully electric production model. Audi also plans a special event Nov. 28, the unveiling of its fully electric supercar concept, the e-tron GT.

Customers Can Pre-Order New Audi Electric

Customers will be able to reserve and configure the e-tron. The e-tron first debuted last September.

The e-tron had its world premiere in September. It is a spacious five-seater, mid-sized electric premium SUV, equipped so it will meet premium buyer expectations. It will arrive in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2019. It is also available now for U.S. customers to place reservations.

The Audi e-tron reflects a combination of the new and the old. It illustrates a fundamental Audi design translated into the electric age with aerodynamically focused details. To keep it in line with the brand’s SUV models, the e-tron uses the brand’s octagonal-design Singleframe grille with vertical struts. The uniquely enclosed lattice work is done in platinum gray, identifying it as an electric unit.

New Audi Electric Uses Innovative Battery Design

Boasting an innovative battery design, Audi engineered the e-tron’s battery repeatable performance, longevity, and the highest levels of safety. While safety is featured, it is accompanied by the tech that gives the driver the best in infotainment and driver-assistance systems.

The e-tron is powered by a 95-kilowatt hour battery pack that whose range meets the majority of everyday driving needs. The battery pack’s design enables the e-tron to handle repeated accelerations and highway cruising speeds. The e-tron maximizes performance and drivability.

Audi’s important quattro all-wheel-drive system has been redesigned to optimize traction in a wide variety of weather conditions. And, it has been maximized to meet a wide range of road surfaces.

Audi EV Uses AC Or DC To Charge

The Audi e-tron can use either AC or DC charging so it can take advantage of the widespread availability of the SAE Combined Charging System (CCS). And, in an industry first, to-date, Audi has engineered a charging system that allows a DC fast-charge rate of up to 150 kW. This is available at some select high-speed public charging stations. These stations can deliver up to an 80 percent charge in about 30 minutes.

In partnership with Amazon, Audi will deliver the first-ever, in-home electric vehicle setup through Amazon Home Services for the e-tron. This utility offers an available installation of a 240-volt charging system at the customer’s home garage or other locations, including Electrify America’s 1,000 kWh.

Source: Audi


DeanMcManis (not verified)    November 24, 2018 - 12:48AM

I saw this new E-Tron tonight at the SF auto show, and it looks quite nice in person. It looks very much like the Q8 except for the trim and cool sliding charge door. I was surprised to see it shown in SF, because I expected that they would only show it at the bigger LA auto show. A friend at the show had just bought the A3 E-Tron, after he was bought out of his A3 diesel and he likes the new PHEV, but the E-tron EV is the first model to really fulfill the promises of years of cool E-tron concept cars which have been promised over the years, and are now finally being built as a real production model.