Audi reveals its second electric car, the E-Tron Sportback

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    Audi reveals its second electric car, the E-Tron Sportback


    Audi just pulled the wraps off of the E-Tron Sportback, the company’s second electric car, at the 2019 LA Auto Show. Coming to Europe in the first half of 2020, the top-tier version of the new premium EV will offer up to 446 kilometers of range (277 miles) and is powered by dual electric motors with a total power output of 265kW, or around 350 horsepower. A slightly less powerful version of the Sportback with a smaller battery will start at €71,350 (around $79,000).

    If some of those numbers sound familiar, it’s because the E-Tron Sportback will be built using the same electric drivetrain and battery as the E-Tron SUV Audi revealed last year. The company is simply now using the platform it developed for the original E-Tron to power a fastback-style sedan variant. Both E-Trons represent the first flagship vehicles of Audi’s forthcoming lineup of EVs, which is part of an even bigger push into the space by parent company Volkswagen.

    Audi says the higher-spec version of its new electric car will come to the United States in the middle of 2020. When it does, the E-Tron Sportback will likely wind up with a far more conservative range figure, seeing as how the E-Tron SUV received a 204-mile estimate from the EPA. That said, Audi claims the sedan styling has resulted in a lower drag coefficient, and says it’s possible the vehicle will squeeze a few more miles out of the same 95kWh battery pack.
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