Audi has continually been churning out pure electric vehicles lately and seems to be going after electric automakers such as Tesla. After the production model e-tron SUV and the PB18 e-tron concept made their debut earlier this year, the German marque has now revealed the e-tron GT concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The e-tron GT is an all-electric four-door grand tourer concept, and is the latest model to join the e-tron lineup. It will also be the third model to enter production after the e-tron SUV and the upcoming e-tron Sportback, which is slated to for a 2019 reveal.
Styling wise, the e-tron GT concept has a shape similar to the Audi A7 Sportback albeit lower, shorter and sleeker. Up front, it seems to take inspiration from the R8 with the large vents found on the bumper coupled by the slim, sharp LED headlights. At the rear, there's a full width tail light similarly styled to the A7. It then rides on 22-inch wheels to give it a more aggressive and sleek overall look.
Powering the electric grand tourer are two electric motors located on each axle, giving it all-wheel drive. The combined power output is 590 PS, allowing it to go from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.5 seconds and 200km/h in over 12 seconds. Audi says top speed is limited to 240 km/h in order to 'maximize range'.
Thanks to a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery, the concept e-tron GT can travel over 400 km according to the new WLPT standard. To charge the battery, it can be done in two ways: using a cable or contactless induction with Audi Wirless Charging. For those using a cable, Audi has fitted a 800-volt system which reduces charging time to around 20 minutes in order to get the battery to 80% capacity; enough for around 320 km. To charge wirelessly, Audi will install a charging pad at the customer's house allowing it to charge when parked.
As the e-tron GT show at LA is still a concept, expect the production model to look nearly identical, if not the same. The production model e-tron GT is set to debut in 2020 with deliveries starting in early 2021.