Audi e-Tron Concept Debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

By Paul Joseph

After taking the wraps off of the all-electric e-tron crossover a few months ago, German high-end carmakers Audi have now unveiled their e-tron GT concept at the on-going LA Auto Show.

The four-door all-wheel-drive GT further enhances Audi’s EV line-up, adding weight to industry insiders who believe the brand is planning a real challenge to Tesla’s dominance of the e-car sector.

Audi has announced its intention to add 12 all-electric cars between now and 2025, which would represent around 30% of the carmaker’s entire range.

As for the e-tron GT concept, it is believed to be based on the upcoming Porsche Taycan, including its electric powertrain.

Audi claims that the car will be able to go from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, while its 90kWh battery pack placed under the seating area will deliver an estimated range of 248 miles. Furthermore, an 800-volt charging system will replenish 80% of the battery capacity in just 20 minutes.

In terms of design, the e-tron GT concept features a sharp and aggressive-looking front thanks to slim headlights and large grille, while the rear gets a fastback design highlighted by a big strip of taillight cluster that runs side to side.

The car’s eco-friendly credentials are augmented by synthetic leather upholstery along with a microfibre headlining and carpets made from recycled fishing nets.

The Audi e-tron GT is expected to enter production in 2020.

By Paul Joseph