Audi e-tron EV Ready For Production
Ahead of the Paris Motor Show, Audi has taken the wraps off the production e-tron, their first fully electric production model. A sporty, 5-passenger SUV, it is expected to reach a limited number of European customers before the end of this year, and be available in the Americas by mid-2019. While many details were revealed during the San Francisco launch party, a hard and fast range estimate was not. Audi has previously said the e-tron would have a range of about 250 miles between charges. The two motor, all-wheel drive EV is expected, however, to eventually have more range than the Jaguar I-PACE and Mercedes-Benz EQC, but fall short of the top Tesla Model X. The Audi e-tron will also follow the emerging trend of replacing outside rear view mirrors with cameras. It is unlikely that innovation will make it stateside at the start of sales.