Audi Confirms 3 Production E-Trons By 2020, Says It Will Only Show Electrified Cars In Geneva

Audi is bringing the striking E-Tron GT concept at Geneva for its European debut, which will be displayed alongside the new Q4 E-Tron concept, the E-Tron SUV and its Coupe sibling, the E-Tron Sportback.

Audi’s stand at the upcoming Geneva show will be an electrified-only affair, showcasing no less than four battery-electric vehicles, as well as four new plug-in hybrid versions of its existing lineup.

More new production Audis coming soon

In addition, the German manufacturer also announced the reveal of the all-electric Q2 L E-Tron in a few weeks in China, as well as the series-production versions of the E-Tron GT and Q4 E-Tron in 2020. The E-Tron Sportback SUV Coupe is going to be unveiled in its final production guise later in 2019.

For 2019, Audi is introducing the plug-in hybrid technology in pretty much every model in the lineup, including the new A6, A7, A8 and Q5 and the updated A3 and Q7.

“We have set ourselves a clear goal – one in three new Audi vehicles sold will have electrified drive in 2025 already. Because we are pursuing a clear vision – we are committing ourselves to emission-free mobility”, said Bram Schot, Chairman of the Audi Board.

As the flagship of Audi’s upcoming EV range, the seductive E-Tron GT will share the same architecture and battery pack with the Porsche Taycan, as well as its 800-volt system that allows super fast charging.

The Audi E-Tron GT concept comes with a combined power output of 582hp (590PS), with the company claiming a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.5 seconds and a 0-124mph (200km/h) in just over 12 seconds. While the exact driving range hasn’t been revealed yet, Audi expects the E-Tron GT to travel over 248 miles (400km) on a full charge.

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  • Merc1

    The styling of those concepts is smoking hot. Audi and Porsche are going to be ones that make someone like me want an electric car.

    M

    • Bo Hanan

      They should have used these design on their non-electric cars.

      • Merc1

        I agree, but they have to have something in reserve to make these electric cars more appealing.

        M

  • Zandit75

    The E-Tron GT is one of the sexiest cars I’ve seen. Hopefully they don’ water down the styling too much on the production model.

  • SteersUright

    I wonder how much less that the Taycan Audi will ask for an E-Tron. If the pricing is too close, I cant imagine anyone wouldn’t just go for the Porsche.

  • TheBelltower

    Loving the eTron. It make that white A6 look like a dinosaur.

  • Jawohl

    Bye bye Tesla

  • I’m still devastated by the walk-back on design of the Etron Sportback. This is the first time I have seen Audi make a concept and then dial back the design to be so much more conservative on the production model. So unfortunate. I am praying that the Etron GT does not share the same fate.

  • Jawohl

    Tesla needed to have the 3 out years before the big brands bring their models out. They didn’t do that hence they are going down the drain…

    • Sébastien

      3 is out… Mainstream EVs are, due 2020

    • TheBelltower

      Riiiiight. Tesla has been stealing sales from the established automakers since 2012. Tesla has replaced Chrysler as part of the “Big 3” Because of Tesla, everyone is scrambling to get into the game.

      • Jawohl

        Tesla grew because the big players didn’t offer products that Tesla offer. Now that the big boys are offering them Tesla have diminished appeal.

        • TheBelltower

          They still don’t. And Tesla is far ahead. They are all finding out the hard way that it’s not as easy as building a golf cart.

          • Jawohl

            They all have models being released this year onwards.

          • TheBelltower

            The Bolt it a Tesla Killer. The Leaf is a Tesla killer. The iPace is a Tesla killer. Or are they? Turns out, it’s not so easy to build an EV that’s as fun and as easy to live with as a Tesla. The only reason VW is offering a selection of EVs is to be in compliance after the diesel fiasco. VW has had their own production issues. My fear is that they will just be compliance cars and nothing more.

          • Jawohl

            Tesla is niche. Most buyers won’t pay the same/similar money for the Tesla equivalent of a German brand mainstream ev model.

        • Nick Hebert

          Dimished appeal? I know it’s a lot of work but at-least try provide some good reasons before making a giant fool of yourself.

          • Jawohl

            Whether you can accept it or not – brand power is hugely important in the luxury segments and Tesla can’t rival the big boys like MB, Audi, BMW etc…

  • Sébastien

    Enough concepts… Give us produxtion EVs.
    “electrified” isn’t reassuring PR talk…

  • Jawohl

    “Tesla has been stealing sales away from those brands for the best part of a decade”…well yeh because the big guys haven’t offered the equivalent products to Tesla! That was the point of my orig comment.🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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