Audi Unveils E-Tron GT Concept Electric Sedan

(RTTNews) - German automaker Audi Group (AUDVF.PK) unveiled a new electric vehicle called the e-Tron GT Concept.

The four-door coupA© was unveiled on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018, making its debut as a concept show car. The volume-production counterpart is set to follow in around two years.

According to Audi, the technology in this automobile was developed in collaboration with Porsche. The project will be developed into volume-production models by the end of 2020, while initial deliveries will be made to customers in early 2021. However, the company has not set any pricing for the car.

The e-Tron concept will be Audi's third mass-produced electric car, following in the footsteps of the Audi e-tron SUV and the Audi e-tron Sportback slated for 2019.

Audi said its performance subsidiary Audi Sport GmbH will be responsible for subsequently transforming the car into a volume-production model.

The car's drive-train creates 434 kilowatts of power, or 590 horsepower to ensure performance fit for a sports car. Separate electric motors are fitted to the front and rear axles.

Audi noted that the vehicle should accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour, or 0 to 62.1 miles per hour, in around 3.5 seconds before going on to 200 kilometers, or 124.3 miles per hour in just over 12 seconds.

The vehicle's top speed is regulated at 240 kilometers per hour, or 149.1 miles per hour, to maximize the range. The range of the concept car will be over 400 kilometers, or 248.5 miles, determined according to the new WLTP standard.

The 90 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery in the Audi e-tron GT concept can be charged using a cable which is connected behind the flap in the left front wing, or by means of contactless induction with Audi Wireless Charging.

Audi noted that with a charging output of 11 kW, the car can be fully charged conveniently overnight.

However, wired charging is much faster as the four-door coupA© is fitted with an 800-volt system. This substantially reduces charging times compared with conventional systems that are currently in use.

It takes around 20 minutes to recharge the battery to 80 percent of its capacity, once again providing a range of more than 320 kilometers, or 198.8 miles, according to the WLTP standard.
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