The Volkswagen Group has reaffirmed its total commitment to its commitment to the electric car. In addition to reiterating its huge investment of 33,000 million dollars between 2020 and 2024, they have also confirmed the start of new models such as the Audi e-Tron GT, whose production lines Neckarsulm plant will start up before the end of this year.
The e-Tron GT will be part of an extensive family of electric cars, including the current e-Tron and its derivative e-Tron Sportback coupé, to be joined shortly by the sporty e-Tron S variant, e-Tron S Sportback. Over the next few months, both the e-Tron mentioned above GT and the Q4 e-Tron, a D-SUV derived from the Volkswagen ID.4, will arrive.
Sitting on the Porsche J1 platform, the e-Tron GT will become the top of the line in Audi’s family of electric cars, at least until the arrival of larger models like the rumored A9 e-Tron. A sedan representative called to compete against the BMW i7 and Mercedes-Benz EQS that Audi will launch in the medium term.
At the moment, the number of variants that the e-Tron GT will have is unknown. The Porsche Taycan is currently available in 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S versions joined later by a rear-wheel-drive access variant (the rest are 4 × 4). In this context, it is highly likely that the mechanics of the 4S will be used in an “e-Tron GT Quattro” variant, while the powertrains of the Turbo and Turbo S could lead to the appearance of an “e-Tron GT S “And” e-Tron GT RS. “
It is more than likely that Audi will offer two battery packs: the Performance Battery, with a capacity of 79.2 kWh, and the Performance Battery Plus, 93.4 kWh. With the first, the Taycan 4S achieves 257 miles of autonomy, while with the second, it reaches 287 miles range.
Something that tells us that Audi has a place for an e-Tron GT with remarkable features, and a starting price that should be between 80 and 90 thousand dollars with deliveries that will begin already in early 2021.