Audi has released a preview of its first production electric sedan, the e-tron GT. The concept car, which was unveiled at the LA Auto Show in California will be powered by a 590-brake-horsepower motor and will reach 60 miles per hour in less than 3.5 seconds. Audi says the car will have a maximized range of 248 miles.
The 90-kilowatt hour lithium ion battery can be charge using a cable or via wireless induction. The cable option employs Audi's 800-volt electrical architecture that will charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes. Audi said the car can also be recharged at public charging points with lower voltages.
The “Audi Wireless Charging” is a pad with coil installed permanently on the floor where the car is to be parked. A magnetic field is created between that and another coil in the car. Audi said its e-tron GT concept can reach full charge overnight.
The e-tron GT is set to begin production in late 2020.