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SPIED: Audi Q2 e-tron caught testing for the first time

It’s almost as if the electric dam has burst for Audi. Ever since the debut of the Audi e-tron,  the four-ringed brand has revealed quite a few new fully-electric models. While this one, the Audi Q2 e-tron, hasn’t been officially announced, it has been caught testing under heavy camouflage. (We don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here)

Seen here for the first time is an all-electric Audi Q2 e-tron. We actually weren’t aware that Audi was going to be making an e-tron version of the Q2. We had always assumed a plug-in hybrid version would be coming but a fully-electric version? We didn’t expect that.

Though, that’s exactly what this car seems to be. With its very closed off, e-tron style grille, fake front air intakes and lack of exhaust pipes, this seems very much like an all-electric Audi Q2 e-tron. There’s no official information about the Q2 e-tron, its powertrain or its battery, being that Audi hasn’t even officially announced the car’s existence. Having said that, Car Scoops is hearing rumors of around 310 miles of range, which is sort of the industry trend at the moment.

Audi SQ2

We do expect some of the lessons learned in making the Audi e-tron to be carried over, though. Things like the clever regenerative braking system, with three modes, and the advanced battery cooling system. Those are what make the e-tron’s powertrain stand out, so we expect them to make their way to the Q2 e-tron.

This is the third new Q2 model we’ve heard of recently. First, we learned of the Audi SQ2, which has officially been announced, and the Q2 L long wheelbase model, available only for the Chinese market. There’s obviously no word on when this car will be released but we expect it to be revealed sometime in 2019.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.