Audi has revealed plans for its first ever all-electric SUV, the E-Tron Quattro.
With a potential range of more than 310 miles and production scheduled for 2018, it’s set to be a main attraction at the IAA show in Frankfurt next month.
The E-Tron Quattro follows Audi’s “Aerosthetics” concept, combining “technical measures for reducing aerodynamic drag with creative design solutions.” The front, sides and rear will feature moveable aerodynamics to help improve the airflow around the car.
Audi describes its length between a Q5 and a Q7. The “spacious” interior will fit four people.
It’s planned that a large lithium-ion battery will be positioned between the axles and below the passenger compartment. This will help towards a low centre of gravity and a “balanced axle load distribution”, giving the car better driving dynamics and safety than any other car in its segment.
E-Tron Quattro will have three electric motors – one on the front axle and two on the rear – which is being named an ‘electrified quattro’.