Audi unveils its all-electric e-tron GT performance saloon

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More than two years after teasing itselectrified grand touring conceptat the LA Auto Show, Audi has finally pulled back the curtain on its first electric performance saloon, the e-tron GT. Available as both a GT base model and high-performance RS variant, the all-wheel-drive flagships mark another step into the realm of electrification for Audi, which plans to offer 20 new models in the space by 2025.

Unveiled in Audi’s digital Day of Progress event, the e-tron GT is built off the same J1 performance platform as the Porsche Taycan, with the two VW-owned automakers collaborating closely on the development of Audi’s new EV. This allows for fast-charging via an 800-volt electrical architecture, bringing the 85-kWh battery from five to 80 percent capacity in 22.5 minutes under optimal conditions at a peak charging capacity of 270 kW.

Fully charged, the e-tron GT offers a 487-km (302-mile) range on the WLTP cycle…

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