The Audi e-tron GT Concept made its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, drawing a lot of attention in a crowded field. Most importantly, the Audi e-tron GT Concept hints at Audi’s electric future. The e-tron GT is slated to hit production by the end of 2020, although it’s not certain how closely the production version will resemble the concept.
Featuring tech that was developed in close collaboration with Porsche, this concept shows just how far Audi has come along in regards to electric drive trains. With Audi aiming to have at least twelve electric cars on the road by 2025, they’re racing to catch up with other car manufacturers. The company is on track to release a new electric car about once every six months once the e-tron GT hits the road.
The Audi e-tron GT is a full-sized four door coupe that would seek to take on Tesla’s Model S. It’s expected to come with a 90 kWh battery that will provide at least 250 miles range. Peak power output should reach at least 434 kW, which should allow the e-tron to ht 62 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds.
Perhaps more amazingly, the battery can be charged to 80 percent of its capacity in just twenty minutes. It’s know that Porsche has been working with Audi closely to improve battery charging.
The battery and drive train is combined with a multi-metal body that mixes high strength steel and aluminum to deliver weight savings. This should help the Audi e-tron GT improve its range.