According to German language site Auto Bild, Audi is reportedly working on a pure electric Q8 e-tron quattro.
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As the report states, the Q8 e-tron could launch in either 2016 or 2017.
The Q8 is expected to be more of a tall-ish wagon than an SUV. Its price tag is predicted to be north of $130,000.
All this intel seems plausible to us, but then we come to the part of the report where Auto Bild says the Q8 e-tron will have 435 miles of electric range. (Editor's Note: Assuming this 435 miles is a European/NEDC based rating, a US equivalent on the EPA scale would be about 290 miles)
Nonsense, we say.
First, few need that amount of range. Second, there's no production vehicle that will launch in either 2016 or 2017 that will have that sort of range. Third, it's an Audi - known more for extended range products, not all electrics.
The Auto Bild report goes on to mention that the Q8 would be a Tesla Model X competitor, which only serves to add even reason to think that the report might be a bit off track.