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Audi and FAW have now started a joint-venture by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the joint production of Audi’s e-Tron car in China.

The automotive manufacturers will mass-produce Audi’s electric cars under a new company. The vehicles will be PPE-based (Premium Platform Electric; jointly developed with Porsche) Audi EVs by 2024.

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This strategic move, for Audi, is a chance to further advance its transportation into one of the largest automotive markets.

Audi is currently aiming to target at least 1/3 of sales in China through electric cars by 2025.

Audi China president Werner Eichhorn said:

This is a further milestone in our electrification strategy for the Chinese market. We are also confirming our commitment both to our longstanding Chinese partner FAW and to our activities in China, which we are now taking to a new level.

Currently at present, Audi and FAW have a total of 4 production facilities across China. All four can produce a total of 700,000 units per annum.

Moreover, these production facilities are currently producing the Audi Q2L e-Tron and A6L TFSI e plug-in hybrid. The e-SUV has been under production in Changchun since end-September. Before this, thee-Tron was being imported.

Additionally, more e-Tron models are planned to be localized and introduced in China. During the first nine months of 2020, Audi successfully delivered 512,081 vehicles to customers in China alone.

This shows a 4.5% increase in demand over the same period in 2019. 2020 in China has been one of the best performances for Audi in the past 30-years in the country.

Everything You Need To Know About Audi e-Tron

Thee-Tron is Audi’s first electric SUV built with Audi DNA. Starting from $65,900, the e-Tron comes in 3 different variants; Premium ($65,900), Premium Plus ($74,800) and Prestige ($79,100). It also comes in a sporty variant called the Sportback.

The Audi e-Tron is more than just an automobile. It’s an advanced technology platform designed to help you stay connected at every point in your journey, offering features from Amazon Alexa integration to sophisticated driver assistance systems.

The cabin comes with four color options:

  1. Seats: Black with Rock Gray stitching, Dashboard: Black, Carpet: Black, Headliner: Lunar Silver
  2. Okapi Brown seats, Black dashboard, Black carpet, Black headliner
  3. Seats: Pearl Beige with Agate Gray stitching, Dashboard: Black/Pearl Beige, Carpet: Black, Headliner: Lunar Silver
  4.  Seats: Pearl Beige, Dashboard: Black/Pearl Beige, Carpet: Black, Headliner: Lunar Silver

Whereas the e-Tron itself is available in 10 different color variants, including:

  1. Brilliant Black
  2. Catalunya Red Metallic
  3. Florett Silver Metallic
  4. Galaxy Blue Metallic
  5. Glacier White Metallic
  6. Manhattan Gray Metallic
  7. Mythos Black Metallic
  8. Navarra Blue Metallic
  9. Siam Beige Metallic
  10. Typhoon Gray Metallic

e-Tron Models

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Model Years Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) Top speed Range
e-tron 55 quattro 2020– 125 kW (168 hp) + 140 kW

(188 hp)

(boost mode: 300 kW

(402 hp))

247 N⋅m (182 lb⋅ft) + 314 N⋅m

(232 lb⋅ft)

(boost mode: 664 N⋅m

(490 lb⋅ft))

6.6 s (boost mode: 5.7s) 200 km/h (124 mph) EPA: unknown WLTP: 365 to 436 km (227 to 271 mi)
e-tron 55 quattro 2018–2019 125 kW (168 hp) + 140 kW

(188 hp)

(boost mode: 300 kW

(402 hp))

247 N⋅m (182 lb⋅ft) + 314 N⋅m

(232 lb⋅ft)

(boost mode: 664 N⋅m

(490 lb⋅ft))

6.6 s (boost mode: 5.7 s) 200 km/h (124 mph) EPA: 204 mi (328 km) WLTP: 358 to 417 km (222 to 259 mi)
e-tron 50 quattro 2019– 100 kW (134 hp) + 130 kW

(174 hp)

230 N⋅m (170 lb⋅ft) + 310 N⋅m

(229 lb⋅ft)

6.8 s 190 km/h (118 mph) EPA: unknown WLTP: 276 to 336 km (171 to 209 mi)
e-tron 55 quattro Sportback 2020– 125 kW (168 hp) + 140 kW

(188 hp)

(boost mode: 300 kW

(402 hp))

247 N⋅m (182 lb⋅ft) + 314 N⋅m

(232 lb⋅ft)

(boost mode: 664 N⋅m

(490 lb⋅ft)

6.6 s (boost mode: 5.7 s) 200 km/h (124 mph) EPA: 218 mi (351 km) WLTP: 369 to 444 km (229 to 276 mi)
e-tron 50 quattro Sportback 2020– 100 kW (134 hp) + 130 kW

(174 hp)

230 N⋅m (170 lb⋅ft) + 310 N⋅m

(229 lb⋅ft)

6.8 s 190 km/h (118 mph) EPA: unknown WLTP: 276 to 336 km (171 to 209 mi)

 

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