Audi launches a new version of “entry level” of its SUV electric e-tron. A model that is less expensive, but which offers a battery life up. Explanations.
Available since a few months now, the Audi e-tron is the first SUV with a 100% electric developed by the German manufacturer. An SUV, zero-emission, but reserved for a certain clientele only, with a starting price set at 74 us $ 800. A new model will be launched shortly, with a price drop and a battery life of up.
Audi e-tron 2021 : a price drop, a self-rising
Thus, this new version of the Audi e-tron will be displayed at the price of 65 $ 900 ” only “, which is a decrease of 8 $ 900 compared to the current tariff. Obviously, to achieve this price reduction, Audi has had to sacrifice some items, and this new base version of the Audi e-tron will be offered without the lights, Matrix LED and without the Bang & Olufsen sound system.
A version that is less expensive, therefore, less equipped, but which will offer in return for autonomy to increase slightly. In fact, thanks to various optimizations at the level of the battery, and in particular an increase of the usable of the order of 3.0 kWh (86.5 kWh to 90 kWh in total), the new version of the Audi e-tron is able to travel 360 km on a single charge. It is approximately 30 km longer than the current version.
No change in terms of power, since here we find an electric motor 355 hp, with the ability to climb to 402 ch-mode ” Boost “. A new model ” entry level “ therefore, with which Audi wants to be able to compete more effectively with the other SUV’s electric flagship, namely the Model X from Tesla. Recently, Audi confirmed to have delivered, during the first half of 2020, a total of 17 641 models e-tron customers around the world.
Remember that in 2021, Audi will also launch its Q4 Sportback e-tron, a new SUV, power that is more ” stylish and dynamic “ than the Audi Q4 Concept formalized on the occasion of the Geneva motor Show in 2019.