Audi is preparing the release of a competitor for Tesla

The SUV will be a smaller version of the first electric crossover of the brand.

Audi готує випуск конкурента для Tesla

Tesla and Audi will present their models of compact crossovers in the spring of 2019. The German company plans to produce the SUV electric battery for 45-50 kWh, informs Rus.Media.

He will join the line of e-tron will become one of the most affordable cars in the series.

Audi will introduce a compact version of the EV-SUV at the Geneva motor show in mid-March. Details about the project are scarce, but we already know that the size of the model will be comparable to Q2 and Q3. She tries to win back market share from the future hit Tesla Model Y. In recent years, the booming compact SUV, but the competition in this sector is unprecedented.

Audi electric car will be equipped with a battery of 45-50 kWh and it is expected that the reserve will be 300 km.

Audi has announced the launch of the presentation of the electric e-tron in the Netherlands. To EV-line will also include model e-tron Sportback and e-tron GT. The cost of the compact SUV Audi has not yet announced, but the company expects to make the car a mass product.

In its basis lie modular platform for electric vehicles from Volkswagen MEV. It is based electric car VW I. D. it is Known that when creating the e-tron and e-tron GT not in use.

The main rival of the e-tron SUV will be a crossover Model Y, which Tesla will also show in mid-March. The electric car will exceed the size of the Model 3, but it will be smaller than the Model X. it is Expected that the first deliveries of the car will begin in 2020.

The head of Tesla Elon Musk believes that such a model will be in high demand. He expects that the company will be able to sell from 500 thousand to 1 million copies per year.

However, experts acknowledged these forecasts unrealistic. For comparison, the 2015 Audi sold 1.8 million vehicles worldwide, setting a record. The sale of the entire off-road line Q was about 500 thousand, and in the U.S. the company has sold about 65 thousand models Q3 and Q5.

To compete with Audi and Tesla will also be the Chinese automakers. In 2018, the company Nio has submitted its first electrocreaser ES8 SUV, which is two times cheaper than the Tesla Model X.