"The Charge" event in San Francisco is looming and Audi is now teasing the e-tron, its first all-electric production model.
InsideEVs will be on hand for the upcoming event in California, which takes place next week, on September 17 and 18, 2018. The all-new fully electric 2019 Audi e-tron will finally be revealed, minus the camo. The automaker announced that the official premiere will be shared live at 5:30 AM CEST.
While journalists and those invited to Audi's special event will get to see the new electric vehicle on the evening of September 17, the automaker's recent press release explains that a premiere will be broadcasted live via satellite over the internet and on smartTV. The official press release clarifies:
- on Audi MediaTV: www.audimedia.tv (English, link provided for embedding the live stream in third-party websites)
- on the website of the event: www.e-tron.audi
- via satellite (English, Chinese)
- via smart TV using the Audi MediaTV app
- on the Audi MediaTV YouTube channel
- on the Facebook page of AUDI AG
In regards to expected specs, exact details are not yet known at this time, but past technical specifications from Audi suggest the E-Tron will pack dual electric motors developing a combined 355 horsepower (265 kilowatts) and 414 pound-feet (561 Newton-meters) of torque. For eight seconds, the powertrain can push out 402 hp and 490 lb-ft (664 Nm) once the driver activates the boost model.
Audi claims the E-Tron will offer more than 248.5 miles (400 kilometers) in the World Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) cycle thanks to a large 95-kWh battery pack, and will do 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in less than six seconds. But no EPA figures or estimates are available at this time.
Production of the e-tron is already underway, but a U.S. on-sale date is still unavailable.
Audi e-tron prototype