Audi working on an all-electric family car to take on Tesla Model S

Article by Christian A., on November 22, 2014

In order to take on the popular Tesla Model S, Audi is working on a new all-electric family car that will offer a range of up to 280 miles or 450 km. Details are limited for the moment, but according to Audi’s technical development boss Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, the new model will make its debut in 2017.

Moreover, we do know that the technology found on the new family car will be taken from the flagship Audi R8 e-tron a.k.a. the electric version of the R8 sports car. Still, let’s not forget that Tesla made the next step when it unveiled back in October the Dual Motor All Wheel Drive option on the Model S.

The most powerful model, Tesla Model S P85D carries two electric engines that produce a staggering 691 hp (221 hp front and 470 hp rear).

This enables the vehicle to accelerate form 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.2 seconds, while offering a top speed of 155 mph or 250 km/h. The new model will be available next year and will be priced from $93,400. [source: autoexpress.co.uk]

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