With the recent global launch of the production, road-going RS e-tron GT and e-tron GT all-electric models, Audi is declaring its transformation into an electric mobility company is well on track—Audi has been selling the all-electric e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback since 2019. At Audi, electric vehicles are not mere concept cars. Electromobility happens now.
Focusing on sustainability as the new luxury, Audi is bringing in its new era of mobility to the Philippines through the scheduled introduction of the fully electric Audi RS e-tron GT and e-tron GT in the second half of the year. Audi’s two flagship electric models debuted on the world stage only in February.
Each model has two electric motors located on its front and rear axles. The motors in the RS e-tron GT produce up to 646 PS and 830 Nm, and those in the e-tron GT as much as 530 PS and 640 Nm, when launch control overboost is activated.
In both models, the motors are combined with a two-speed transmission. The quattro electric all-wheel drive system guarantees them stability and traction in any driving situation.
The electric powertrains in the RS e-tron GT and e-tron GT operate at 800 volts, allowing for fast charging via direct current (DC). Under ideal conditions, charging time from 5% to 80% takes about half an hour. If using the standard alternating current (AC) system, charging an empty battery can be done at home overnight. A fully charged battery can deliver a range of up to 488 kilometers.
The e-tron GT cars are marked by balanced proportions as achieved by a long wheelbase, a wide track, large wheels and a flat roofline. Highlighting their performance capabilities are their powerful quattro blisters and prominent diffuser at the rear. Managing the cars’ aerodynamics are active elements.
The launch of the RS e-tron GT and e-tron GT indicates Audi’s industry leadership in pursuing mobility that puts a premium on sustainability.
Charles E. Buban is an old timer in the Philippine automotive journalism scene. He first started covering the automotive beat in 2003, writing news and reviews of new models and car tech, among other car-related stuff. When not writing about cars, he could often be seen riding his mountain bike or doing long walks in the hope of catching a couple of legendary Pokemons.