Audi e-tron GT set to expand EV rivalry; bookings open from today

Audi e-tron GT will be the third electric vehicle from the German giant in India and one that could raise the bar higher still.Internationally, the Audi e-tron GT is offered in two trims - the standard e-tron GT Quattro and the performance-oriented RS e-tron GT.
By HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 08 Sep 2021, 01:00 PM
The 2022 Audi e-tron GT is the most powerful EV that the car maker has ever made with 470 hp of peak power.
The 2022 Audi e-tron GT is the most powerful EV that the car maker has ever made with 470 hp of peak power.

Audi India may have entered the electric vehicle game after some of its direct rivals in the country but is now appearing determined to take a lead. While the e-tron and e-tron Sportback launched earlier this year have already helped the German giant have the widest EV choice for Indian buyers, the Audi e-tron GT is raring to further expand the list of options and underline Audi's intent to play a greater role in the country's EV landscape.

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Bookings for Audi e-tron GT have been opened from today - Wednesday, September 8 - at a token amount of 10 lakh. 

While the automaker is gearing up to launch the performance-oriented e-tron GT electric vehicle in the Indian car market soon, it already offers the EV in international markets in two trims. These include the standard e-tron GT Quattro model and performance-oriented RS e-tron GT. Once the e-tron GT electric car is launched in India, Audi will become the only carmaker in the country to have up to three fully electric models on offer.

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Internationally, the e-tron GT come equipped with an 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers charge to an electric motor. The standard model churns out 469hp of power while the RS variant develops 590hp. The standard four-door coupe EV is claimed to have a driving range of 487km on a single charge while the RS trim is claimed to have 471 km of range. on full charge. These figures are as per the European WLTP cycle.

Audi e-tron GT can accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in just 4.1 seconds while the RS version is even quicker at 3.3 seconds. The electric vehicle, that has been co-developed by Audi and Porsche, weighs around 2300 kilos. 

Internationally, the Audi e-tron GT locks horns with the likes of Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz EQS and Porsche Taycan EV.

First Published Date: 08 Sep 2021, 11:37 AM IST
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