Audi unveils Q4 e-tron concept at Geneva

Audi’s Geneva Motor Show stand is dominated by electric vehicles, with the new Q4 e-tron concept the show-stopper, though joined on the main stage by the e-tron GT and new e-tron Sportback.

The Q4 e-tron concept has a range of 279 miles on a single charge, and will join the all-electric e-tron line-up at the end of 2020 as a production model, the fifth due from the brand.

A compact SUV, the Q4 e-tron concept features two electric motors, producing a combined 225 kW, though with a rear bias. The motor on the rear axle produces 150 kW and 310 Nm of torque.

The Audi e-tron Sportback will arrive later this year, based on the e-tron SUV newly available. As such, 150 kW rapid charging, and a long range are offered, similar attributes to the Audi Sport derived e-tron GT.

The electric models are possible because of the development of the Premium Architecture Electrification (PPE) platform, co-developed with Porsche - and which the next generation electric Macan will likely be built on.

Audi’s pride in its electric offerings is clear considering the company only had plug-in models on show at the press days, with four new plug-in hybrid models available in the A8, Q5, A7 Sportback, and A6 ranges.

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:5th Mar 2019

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