Wednesday, January 27, 2021
News Audi Teases Sportback e-tron Electric Vehicle

Audi Teases Sportback e-tron Electric Vehicle

Audi’s going all-in on electric and the latest proof of that is this Sportback EV teaser


  • New Audi EV Sportback will be built on PPE platform
  • Platform features RWD and rear-mounted electric motor
  • Model could go on sale in 2020 or 2021

Audi has teased yet another electric vehicle that could be added to its lineup in the next three years. The unnamed model is only seen in a grainy teaser picture, but immediately it reminds us of the Audi A5 albeit with more prominent panels and more raked roof line.

It’s going to be mostly speculation from this point on as we know nothing about the model in the teaser except that it will be built on Audi’s Premium Platform Electric, or PPE.

Audi has quite a few platforms for developing its electric vehicles. The Audi e-tron Quattro is built on the MLB Evo platform although it’s been modified for an EV, the upcoming Audi e-tron GT will be built on the same platform as the Porsche Taycan, and the MQB platform from Volkswagen is used for the Q4 e-tron.

The PPE was designed with Porsche as an EV-only platform for mid-sized vehicles. Rear-wheel drive with a rear electric motor is the base PPE configuration, but a second electric motor can be added up front to enable all-wheel drive.

Audi says PPE-built models will have a 800-volt system that can charge at 350 kW.

LA Auto Show 2018: Audi e-tron GT Concept is Just Plain Crazy

We’re thinking the vehicle pictured here will eventually slot below the Audi e-tron GT as a competitor to the Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2.

Audi e-tron GT concept
Audi e-tron GT concept | Photo: Charles Jolicoeur

Audi e-tron GT concept
Audi e-tron GT concept | Photo: Audi

Audi e-tron GT concept
Audi e-tron GT concept | Photo: Audi

Audi e-tron GT concept
Audi e-tron GT concept | Photo: Audi

Audi e-tron GT concept
Audi e-tron GT concept | Photo: Audi

Audi e-tron GT concept
Audi e-tron GT concept | Photo: Audi

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Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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