Audi e-tron prototype makes Geneva auto show appearance

Audi joins the electric race later this year with the arrival of the e-tron, a mid-size SUV with space for five and all the luxury you’d typically find in an Audi.

The brand with the four rings chose to roll out a prototype on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, giving audiences their first close-up look at the new SUV.

Audi wasn’t willing to reveal any new specs for the e-tron but hinted at a range of at least 250 miles. A 150-kilowatt fast-charging system will provide 80 percent charge in about 30 minutes.

In the original e-tron quattro concept that was unveiled in 2015 to preview the e-tron, a single electric motor sat at the front axle and two more motors were fitted at the rear. Peak output was around 430 horsepower, though an energy boost mode was able to lift this to 496 hp momentarily. The battery was a 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion unit.