Audi Introduces a Budget Version of the Electric E-tron SUV

The Audi e-tron 50 quattro will be the basic version of the whole model line with weaker characteristics and a lower price tag.

Audi continues to expand their range of electric cars; the e-tron SUV received a simplified configuration. Before that Audi was offering only one version of the e-tron with an index of 55 quattro since the launch day. The Audi e-tron 50 quattro is equipped with a 71-kW battery instead of a 95-kW unit. The e-tron 50 quattro can drive only 300 km on a single charge in comparison with a 400 km drive range of the 55 quattro. The new charger is also slower.

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The twin-engine powertrain produces a combined power output of 312 hp and 540 Nm. It is almost 100 hp and 100 Nm less than the e-tron 55 quattro has. The Audi e-tron 50 quattro accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7 seconds, and its maximum speed is 190 km/h.

Prices for the new electric car have not yet been announced but Audi reports that production of the e-tron 50 quattro will start before the end of the year. The equipment of the model also remains unknown. The older version is sold at a minimum price of €80.900 in Europe.

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