Audi Coming Up With All-Electric Family Car In 2017

An all-electric car is in the works at Audi that will rival Tesla‘s Model S. The car will borrow technology from Audi’s made-to-order R8 e-tron, and Audi says it’s shooting for a range of 450 kilometers (280 miles), or, roughly in line with the class-leading Model S.

“Such a car is under development,” Audi CTO Ulrich Hackenberg tells Auto Express. “It is under development and will be in the market for around 2017 but it will not be a sports car.”

Audi recently started selling a plug-in hybrid in the form of the A3 e-tron, and has plans to bring the tech to other cars in its range. Will the company’s first true consumer EV will be a modified version of an existing car or an all-new model? Audi is remaining coy for now, but expect to hear a lot more about the EV before it launches in 2017.

Until then, there are plenty of Audi cars available on the market for people to own. Regardless of whether someone chooses to buy a brand new vehicle or buys it second hand through sites like, owning a car that gets you from one place to another is all that matters.

Source: Autoblog