Jan 10, 2019 - 02:31 pm

Audi planning yet another e-SUV based on MEB

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Audi has teased yet another e-SUV based on MEB at the Dutch market launch of the Audi e-tron. This new model would join the ranks of the already planned Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback and e-tron GT. Plus, the supercar PB18 e-tron with solid-state battery is to become a reality, at least for the selected few.

But first to the more down to earth approach to electric vehicles. The new Audi model is to be a compact SUV based on Volkswagen’s MEB architecture and designed to generate higher sales figures.

The new EV should be between the sizes of the Audi Q2 and Q3 with a 45-50 kWh battery pack. According to information released at the dealer event, the fully electric compact SUV is to be presented as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Plans of this kind have been around since 2017, back when Audi announced it would be launching its Q2 compact SUV as a purely electric version only in China. In November of last year, Audi confirmed that the electric car, known as the Audi Q2 L e-tron, will be launched in China this year. The latter however is not a MEB-based vehicle.

During the event in Amsterdam, it was also revealed that Audi intends to truly produce the PB18 e-tron high-performance electric sports car, albeit in a small series of no more than 50 units. The exclusive and technically exciting EV was presented a few months ago at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week as a study with a solid-state battery holding 95 kWh. Audi developed their sporty electric car in Malibu, California. It is intended to preempt the design of the future. As is widely known, Audi intends to launch 20 electrified models by 2025.

autoweek.nl (compact SUV, in Dutch), autoweek.nl (PB18 e-tron, in Dutch), carscoops.com

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