Audi unveils e-tron quattro concept, an all-electric SUV with 310-mile range

Audi has unveiled its vision of the perfect all-electric SUV, the Audi e-tron quattro concept, at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show. The German automaker is calling it a “benchmark” for Audi‘s EVs going forward. The futuristic electric SUV promises a range of more than 310 miles on a single charge along with autonomous driving. The 95-kWh battery pack sits under the passenger compartment, lowering the car’s center of gravity. Audi says that a 150-kW DC fast charger can fill up the pack in around 50 minutes. The Audi e-tron quattro concept is equipped with three motors in all, one at the front axle and two at the rear. The car has a combined output of 496 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque in boost mode.

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The concept includes some very cool features like the solar roof that generates 100 kilometers of extra range per year and OLED lights, which have been used for the first time. Audi says it is almost ready to use this technology on turn signal indicators and taillights. There are electrically actuated aero elements on the hood, the flanks, and on the rear help control the flow of air, adding up to a mere 0.25 coefficient of drag. In terms of styling, the concepts design echoes the same design philosophy as the Audi Prologue concept with its geometric grille cross with vertical lines, LED headlights and futuristic elements such as the cameras that replace side vide mirrors. Audi has promised of a production electric model for 2018 and aims to introduce more than 20 models by 2020.

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