Audi launches first locally built EV in China
Audi started selling its first locally produced full-electric vehicle, a variant of the elongated Q2 SUV, in China as part of an effort to electrify its local product lineup.
The electric compact crossover, known as Q2L e-tron, is priced from 692,800 ($98,410) to 800,800 yuan after government subsidies.
The vehicle is 4,237 mm, long, 1,785 mm wide and 1,458 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,628 mm. Powered by lithium ion batteries from the Chinese supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology, the Q2L e-tron has a range of 265 kilometers on one charge and a top speed of 150 km per hour. Its electric motor delivers the maximum power of 100 kW and maximum torque of 290 Nm.
Audi will build its next battery EV product, the e-tron, in China in 2021. The e-tron, a larger crossover than the Q2L e-tron, arrived in the market as an import with a starting price of 692,800 yuan.