Audi announced the debut date of the serial version of its all-electric crossover Audi e-tron. It will happen at a special event in San Francisco on September 17 and Audi is allowing people to reserve the vehicle that very same day if they put down a refundable deposit of $1,000 (this amount will go to the cost of the car).
After the customers make a prepayment, they will be able to track the status of their car online, and also find out when it will appear at the local dealer. The company says that all additional information will be announced at the event in San Francisco.
In addition to announcing the date of the debut and the booking data, the Ingolstadts published another teaser of their first electric crossover. The image does not give any new information, but a lot is already known about this car, shown in the form of a prototype at the Geneva Motor Show. The prototype unveils that the crossover will have a wide grille, small air intakes, thin headlights, a plastic body liner, a relatively low ride height and a rear spoiler.
Since then, Audi has released additional information about the model. The company has confirmed the crossover will have a drag coefficient of 0.28 and the first “virtual exterior mirrors” to ever be offered on a production model. Essentially camera mirrors, the devices will feed footage to OLED displays mounted on the door panels.
Audi hasn’t said much about technical specifics, but the company has stated the e-tron will have two electric motors and a 95 kWh battery pack. The five-seat crossover will also be able to receive an 80% charge in approximately 30 minutes using a 150 kW DC high-speed charging station. However, using a 9.6 kW AC charger (Level 2, 240-volt/40 amps) will “deliver a full charge overnight.”
Initially it was planned that the debut of the serial Audi e-tron will take place at the end of August, but later the company announced the postponement of the presentation at a later date.