According to Audi’s electrified cars plan, the carmaker focuses on delivering at least 800,000 electrified cars per year by 2025. The arrival of the forthcoming E-Tron, scheduled to make its debut in late summer in Brussels, will kick off a global lineup’s transformation towards EVs. Packing three electric motors and a 95-kWh battery, the E-Tron is claimed to deliver a combined 429 horses and a pure-electric range of 248.5 miles.
Virtual side cameras instead of mirrors to improve aerodynamics – as a result, the Audi E-Tron will boast a drag coefficient of 0.28, hmmm, pretty well for an SUV. If compared to the Tesla Model X, the Musk’s all-electric SUV has a drag coefficient of 0.25. One of the ways to shave drag is some additional tweak like tiny cameras that replace side mirrors as well as reduce wind noise. Although plenty of prototypes feature similar ‘camera mirrors’, the production versions can’t boast it yet. Another controversial point is these cameras aren’t legal yet in the U.S.
It is expected the electric crossover SUV will enter production later in 2018 and hit sales markets in 2019.