Audi confirms its Tesla Model S-rivaling four-door electric sedan for 2020 launch


The auto industry across the globe is currently going through a direction shift with the production focus moving from cars with internal combustion engines to environment-friendly electric vehicles. German automaker Audi after debuting the production-ready all-electric e-tron SUV at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show has now teased the company’s pure electric luxury sedan. Called the e-tron GT, the Tesla Model S-rivaling four-door luxury sedan was announced at Audi’s annual press conference promising a 2020 launch. “It’s a car that thrills at first glance, a fully electric gran turismo that stands for a new kind of sportiness: the Audi e-tron GT,” said Audi boss Rupert Stadler.

The upcoming Audi e-tron GT will be based on Porsche Mission E, which will be launched next year, and it’s set to be Audi’s third all-electric model. Audi hasn’t revealed much information on the car, except for a design rendering with most of its elements darkened out and a confirmation that it will be a four-door. “This highly emotive spearhead from Audi Sport is to be produced at our Böllinger Höfe plant near Neckarsulm as of 2020. This prototype gives you a preview of the world premiere in Brussels this summer,” Stadler said. “It proves that electric drive can also deliver high performance. I am sure this very sporty four-door will certainly have many fans and customers. We will lead our high-performance brand Audi Sport into the electric future with models like this.” We expect the e-tron GT to be of the same size as the Audi A8 and have three electric motors powering the car, with one at the front and two at the rear. Although, Audi hasn’t hinted on the car’s expected price but we’re pretty sure that it’ll be priced close to the Tesla Model S. Audi has also promised that it’d offer over 20 electrified cars by 2025, with the e-tron GT as the range-topping model.

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