20 October 2018

Car maker announces electric SUV

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As Tesla reportedly struggles to deliver its promised Model 4 mass-market electric car amid scrutiny from the US authorities, European car makers, despite higher tariffs under Trump, continue to make moves in order to secure their positions in the US electric car market. reports citing Sputnik.

German car maker Audi presented its own e-tron electric midsize SUV on September 17, which will be available in the US in the nearest future. Audi of America President Scott Keogh said in an interview with Reuters that he wants "Audi to be the number-one electric vehicle seller in America" in the long term.

The car will have two electric engines, which will power all 4 wheels. Its battery is only 5 kWh smaller than that of Tesla Model X 100D, which can travel as far as 475 km on one charge, on average.

Moreover, the company has lost several of its top managers over this year and hasn't found replacements for them yet. The situation is further worsened by the investigation being conducted by the US SEC into the actions of Tesla's CEO Elon Musk after he announced and then backtracked on his words about plans to take Tesla private.

2018.09.18 / 17:55
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