Every Audi e-tron battery comes with an 8 year/100,000 mile (whichever occurs first) limited warranty for added peace of mind. The E-Tron is positioned in the heart of the ultra-popular mid-size sport utility market.
"Everything in production has been optimised to achieve completely smooth processes", said Bertram Günter, project leader of the new system at Audi Brussels.
Now, what the Q8 doesn't have is the e-tron's fancy Virtual Mirror setup, which consists of small cameras replacing traditional mirrors, sending live images to a pair of displays embedded in the door panels. Audi has announced that it would also launch Avant (wagon) and Sportback forms of its electric cars in future. The battery of the electric SUV could then be used as a battery for the whole house. It has Level 1 standard charging from a typical garage outlet through Level 3 fast-charging, which can charge up to 80 percent in 30 minutes, an industry average.
These developments might remind you of what's already been accomplished by Tesla vehicles and its Supercharger network.
Sam Abuelsamid, a research analyst with Navigant Research, says, "We are now getting manufacturers building EVs that have experience in delivering vehicles to customers and providing proper after-sales support, which is something that Tesla has struggled to do".
Before E-Tron, German brands like Mercedes-Benz pulled the curtain apart earlier this September to announce the coming of its own electric SUV, the Mercedes-Benz EQC - the auto touted to take Tesla head on. "Most people don't want to be dealing with the issues of early adopters", said Abuelsamid.
According to Reuters, the new Audi all-electric SUV called the E-Tron. Still, it makes me wonder what Audi might have done to deliver on its promise of changing the game. It's two electric motors are powered by a 95 kWh battery pack, which accelerate the crossover to 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds with a top speed of 124 miles per hour, according to Audi.
Also in the e-tron's favor is the placement of the center console screens, which are slightly oriented towards the driver, unlike the ones in the Q8. Audi said in planning production of the e-tron, it wanted everything as close to the assembly line as possible and transformed a former logistics shop into a battery assembly station.
Autoblog also reported that the e-tron GT was being developed in partnership with Porsche; what's more, the platform the GT was being built on is the J1 - the same one that will underpin the upcoming Porsche Taycan electric model, set to go to market next year. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of next year.