23 Feb '17, 3pm

X Marks the Spot — 300-Mile-Range Audi e-tron SUV Coming in 2018 to Battle Tesla https://t.co/rToasdiheu

X Marks the Spot — 300-Mile-Range Audi e-tron SUV Coming in 2018 to Battle Tesla https://t.co/rToasdiheu

Audi has confirmed its all-electric e-tron quattro SUV will come to market next year with “300 miles” range, and possibly more. Introduced as a pre-production concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2015, the production version of the e-tron quattro will be among the first premium all-electric SUVs, joining the Tesla X and the planned Jaguar I-Pace. For its part, Audi says the luxury electric vehicle to be sized between a Q5 and Q7 will be “the first real premium manufacturer doing a premium electric SUV.” Tesla has had quality control issues with its Model X “SUV,” which others describe as a crossover, but Audi appears to be nearly snubbing Tesla in not recognizing the fast X priced in the “premium” segment, and surely a competitor. Interior from concept vehicle. As for the e-tron’s “300 miles” range, Audi has not disclosed what test cycle this estimate is based on, but it ...

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