The Audi e-tron family is a series of electric and hybrid concept cars shown by Audi from 2009 onwards. In 2012 Audi unveiled a plug-in hybrid version, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, released to retail customers in Europe in August 2014, and slated for the U.S. in 2015.
An SUV called 'e-tron' with 355 kilometers (220 miles EPA) range and the A9 sedan with a 95 kWh battery are scheduled for production around 2018, with Norway being among the first markets. The 320 kW e-tron Sportback coupe, also with a 95 kWh battery, was unveiled in April 2017, to be produced in 2019. Audi considers a sell price level of È100/kWh as suitable for higher-priced cars, but not for cheaper cars made in high volume.
The e-tron GT is an all-electric sportback that will have 248 miles of range and will be built on the same platform as the Porsche Taycan. It was unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. It uses the same powertrain as the Audi e-tron Quattro SUV which was unveiled in September 2018 in San Francisco. The e-tron GT is driven by two synchronous electric motors that develop a combined 590 horsepower. A 90-kWh lithium-ion battery powers the e-tron GT's electric engines. In December, Audi confirmed that the e-tron GT will make an appearance in the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame.
The Detroit showcar Audi e-tron (confusingly, also named "e-tron") includes 2 electric motors driving the rear wheels with a combined output of 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) and 2,650 N?m (1,954.54 lb ft), lithium-ion batteries behind passenger compartment and ahead of the rear axle, adaptive matrix beam LED headlight modules with clear glass covers, fully automatic light assistance system, Audi Space Frame with doors, lids, sidewalls and roof made of a fiber-reinforced plastic; built-in central display with integrated MMI functions, front axle hydraulic fixed-caliper brake, electrically actuated floating-caliper brakes mounted on the rear axle, heat pump, triangular double wishbones made of forged aluminum components at the front and rear axles, direct rack-and-pinion steering, 19-inch wheels of 35-spoke design, 235/35 front and 255/35 rear tires. The concept car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 – 62.14 mph) in 5.9 seconds.
Shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, this roadster is a plug-in hybrid powered by a 221 kW (296 bhp) twin-turbo TDI 3.0 L V6 diesel engine driving the rear wheels, plus two electric motors together producing 64 kW (86 bhp) powering the front wheels. Acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) is achieved in 4.4 seconds.