Audi has pulled the covers off the diesel-electric Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro at the Geneva Motor Show. With an all-electric driving range of 34 miles and the ability to achieve a rating of 166 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), the Q7 e-tron is an impressive SUV. Even though its diesel-electric powertrain reads like something from the distant future, the slick Q7 e-tron will go on sale in the UK by the end of this year.
Based on the standard Q7, the Q7 e-tron is powered by a 3.0L TDI V6 diesel engine that is mated to a disc-shaped 94 kW electric motor. With a total 368 horsepower on tap, the Q7 e-tron will zoom from 0-62 mph in six seconds and has a top speed of 139 mph. According to the relevant standard for plug-in hybrid vehicles, however, the large SUV can return up to 166mpg combined, corresponding to CO2 emissions of under 50 grams per km.
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The lithium-ion battery consists of 168 battery cells and is fluid-cooled. With a capacity of 17.3 kWh, it allows a 34.8 mile range in electric mode and can be recharged in as little as 2.5 hours. Audi hasn’t announced when the Q7 e-tron will be available in the U.S. or the rest of Europe.
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