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Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept Previews Audi Electric SUV: 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show| Edmunds.com

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edited August 2015 in Audi
imageAudi E-Tron Quattro Concept Previews Audi Electric SUV: 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show| Edmunds.com

The Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept, which previews an all-electric SUV bound for Audi dealerships in 2018, will debut next month at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606
    Interesting how Audi is taking aim at Tesla's plans for the model X with this. It will be more interesting to see how well they can pull off it as a first major product rollout. Tesla has had the advantage of learning a phenomenal amount from two previous all-electric models. But I wish Audi well.... with brisk, healthy competition in the EV space everyone benefits.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    One commenter elsewhere noted that while the 300 mile range was good, it required 12 hours to recharge the batteries. Maybe he was out to lunch and a fast supercharger will be available like Tesla.
  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606
    One thing that would help the emerging EV industry would be a widely used/usable standard for recharging ports. Tesla's build out of its recharger network is a huge enabler for selling its cars. It's also a huge expense for the company, obviously. The article mentions that Audi will roll out its own charging network to support the E-Tron. It would be easier for developers and for consumers if one network of chargers supported multiple vehicles. Imagine if every manufacturer's ICE vehicles required gas pumps with differently sized nozzles!
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