The German automaker Audi has confirmed this week that by 2020 all of the models in the lineup will have an e-tron variant. By “e-tron” Audi refers to those cars that are capable of traveling long distances while using only electric power.

If they will reach this objective, Audi predicts that these e-tron cars will be sold in more than 100,000 units. For now, they only have a bunch of prototypes conducting tests in different parts of the world. These upcoming production models will be available with various electric drive technologies, such as battery-powered EVs and extended-range vehicles.

The first in the e-tron production model series is going to be the R8 e-tron which will go on sale later on this year. It has two electric motors that generate 308 hp (230 kW) and 605 lb-ft (820 Nm) of torque. These are powered by a 49 kWh lithium-ion battery that allows the vehicle to do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 4.6 seconds, before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h). The R8 e-tron promises to provide a range of up to 134 miles (215 km).


Gallery: Entire Audi lineup to get e-tron variant by 2020

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