Audi Reveals Gorgeous New E-Tron All-Electric Sports Car

Tesla has some sexy new competition.
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Audi has finally and officially taken the wraps off of its upcoming E-Tron all-electric sports car. With a little help from Robert Downey Jr.—whose Iron Man has been a poster boy for both Audi and clean energy—the unveiling showed off the culmination of Audi's search for future performance and innovation.

The E-Tron had its specs outlined even though it is, ostensibly, a concept car. If it makes it to streets some time in 2020 as planned with the proposed 590hp, 149mph top speed and 2.5 second 0-60, it'll certainly be worth following its journey from the LA Auto Show to roads everywhere.

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The body, similar to Audi’s current iteration of the A7 fastback sedan, sets E-Tron apart with a teched-out twist on the signature Audi grille, some mean looking LED lights, and blade-like rims.

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Audi is touting a somewhat ho-hum 250 mile range. The kicker is that the E-Tron can pick up 80% of its charge—roughly 200 miles—in about twenty minutes. This is a significant upgrade over the current king of EV sedans, the Tesla Model S, which has similar range and performance benchmarks but older battery tech.

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Audi is also planning to trot out a competing wireless charging for the E-Tron, an innovation that would bring that standard to their wider lineup—which will include 12 all-electric models by the year 2025.

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The E-Tron shares much of its electric DNA with the upcoming Porsche Taycan, since both Audi and Porsche are under the Volkswagen umbrella. With other all-electric vehicles coming out in almost every class, like the Rivian trucks and the just-announced new Lincoln Aviator, there’s no doubt that Audi is looking to lead in the space with the E-Tron—and with everything that’s set to follow in its footsteps.