Audi brought the pre-production prototype of e-tron to Geneva in camouflage, but we managed to spot it anyways.

Production of the all-electric Audi e-tron SUV is to begin at the end of this year. Before that happens, almost 250 prototypes are to be tested around the world.

The plan for thecoming months is to clock 5 million kilometers (over 3 million miles).

Some consider the Audi e-tron as the first real direct competitor to the Tesla Model X (although it seems that Jaguar I-Pace will take part of the pie too).

Audi promises fast charging capability of up to 150 kW via CCS Combo chargers.

The specifications for the concept included a 95 kWh battery for up to around 500 km (310 miles) of range, but we don't know whether that numbers applies to the production model.

See Also – Live Photos & Videos Of Jaguar I-Pace From Geneva

0-62 mph (100 km/h) is 4.6 seconds using a dual motor, all-wheel drive powertrain (370 kW total), which is not even enough to beat the Tesla Model X that's available today.

Audi e-tron prototype

Audi e-tron prototype

Audi e-tron prototype

Audi e-tron prototype

Audi e-tron prototype

Audi e-tron prototype

Audi e-tron prototype

Audi e-tron prototype

Press release:

Audi e-tron prototype: preview of the first purely electrically powered model from the brand

  • Comfortable, spacious interior and long range make it suitable for everyday use
  • Design camouflage visualizes high-voltage drive system and battery technology
  • More than five million test kilometers (3,106,856 mi) on four continents

Audi unveils the prototype for its first all-electric model at the Geneva Motor Show. The sporty SUV combines the space and comfort of a typical luxury car with a range suitable for everyday use. Until the start of series production, almost 250 development vehicles will complete testing under extreme conditions worldwide. Specially camouflaged prototypes kick off the chase for the most spectacular photos.