Audi has already revealed that it is working on a new e-tron electric SUV, but Audi is also working on another more coupe-like electric SUV, which is being previewed by the e-tron Sportback concept. The Audi e-tron Sportback concept is debuting this week at the Shanghai Motor Show.
The e-tron Sportback will feature a more coupe-like roofline than the e-tron SUV, but mechanically both models will be very close. Both models will be based on VW’s new C-BEV electric car platform. The platform consists of one electric motor at the front axle and two at the rear to give it all-wheel drive. The system generates a total 430 horsepower, although it can be temporarily boosted to 496 hp and can reach 62 mph in a quick 4.5 seconds.
The 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery gives both models a driving range of 310 miles on the European cycle.
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The e-tron SUV is expected arrive sometime in 2018, which will be followed by a production version of the e-tron Sportback in 2019. Audi plans to have at least three electric cars in its lineup by 2020, with the last being a compact electric car that will be based on VW’s MEB platform.