Looks like Audi’s e-ron cars are finally about to go mainstream. Granted, they already have a couple of them, and there is the R8 e-tron in the pipeline. But starting from 2018 they will be launching a battery-powered electric SUV based on the Audi e-tron quattro concept.
Allegedly called Audi Q6 e-tron (since it fits between Q5 and Q7), this electric SUV will boast three electric motors and a high-capacity battery, promising a range of over 500 kilometers. The car also comes with quick charging capability and, and this sounds like a bit of a stretch for an electric utility vehicle, “maximum of sportiness, driving dynamics and efficiency,” according to Audi.
The new Audi electric SUV will be produced at the firm’s Brussels production site. The plant will also produce its own batteries. To make room for the electric car production, Audi will transfer production of the Audi A1 from Belgium to Martorell in Spain, and sends the Q3 from Spain to Hungary.
“The new model distribution will enhance our production efficiency and strengthen all of the sites involved,” stated Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “It will allow us to utilize further synergies within the Volkswagen Group and to bundle key competencies.”