New Audi e-tron GT to tackle Tesla Model S in 2021
THE Tesla Model S can add another name to its growing list of enemies.
Audi has whipped the covers off its newest electric concept car, the e-tron GT.
The four-door luxury coupe will be Audi's third electric car when it goes on sale in 2021. Unveiled at the LA motor show, the e-tron GT will join the e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback, a coupe-styled SUV.
Audi has some lofty electric goals - it wants to have 12 fully electric vehicles available by 2025.
At that target date, Audi plans to have electrified vehicles - hybrids included - account for one-third of its sales.
The e-tron GT is all-wheel drive, headlined by combined outputs 434kW from a motor on each axle. Its 90kWh battery should give the car more than 400km of range.
The battery can be replenished up to 80 per cent (320km) in about 20 minutes via a 800V fast-charging station, either by wall plug or via wireless charging.
The e-tron GT will share much of this electric tech with the Porsche Taycan - the Stuttgart-based outfits first EV which is due to land in Australia in 2020.
The four-door coupe features a similar silhouette to the current A7 but has wild body panels with plenty of scoops and creases to denote its futuristic electric pedigree.
Audi claims the e-tron GT interior will be completely vegan in its use of recycled materials. Its floor mats will be made of used fishing nets.
Another interior highlight is the two luggage compartments: the conventional boot and one located under the bonnet which is made available because of the lack of an engine and other mechanicals.