The car of the future

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THE POWER OF ELECTRIC… Audi Australia product planning director, Shawn Ticehurst with a prototype of the new Audi e-tron which was showcased in Euroa last week during a special unveiling of the ultra-rapid Chargefox network. Photos: David Lee.

WITH the rise of electric cars happening quite quickly, it’s no surprise that car manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon. Audi is one such car manufacturer who showcased a prototype of its e-tron electric car in Euroa last week, ahead of the car’s release in Australia next year.

The e-tron is being toted as the fastest charging electric car in the world with a battery that can charge up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. It has two electric engines allowing for all wheel drive capabilities and is a full five seat SUV with luggage capacity, is fitted with the latest navigation and connectivity technology and more importantly can go from 0 to 100km/h in under six seconds.

Audi Australia product planning director, Shawn Ticehurst said, “With a range of over 400km and a charging capacity of 150kW, the all-new Audi e-tron has a faster charging capacity than any current electric vehicle.

“It’s dependant on fast-charging infrastructure like the Chargefox network, and so we are pleased to be one of the network’s founding partners. Its success will be critical to our customers’ enjoyment of the all-new Audi e-tron when it arrives in the second half of 2019.”

The e-tron was showcased at a special unveiling of the ultra-rapid Chargefox network in Euroa last week, which is the world’s first solar battery storage and 350kW charging combination.

Darryl Twitt Motors marketing manager, Pike Peters said, “Shepparton’s Audi centre will also soon be home to a charging station for electric cars, which is something that we are looking forward to being able to provide the community.”