The E-tron SUV will be the first of three all-electric Audi models rolling out by 2020, including the four-door Gran Turismo based on the E-tron Sportback concept, and a compact model. The one-piece tail-light design was debuted on the new A8, and features on recent concepts from the four-ringed luxury brand. It bears the humanity line in brushed aluminium. Cover the badge and it is hard to say that this design is from Tata, such is the finesse of it. It's more defined, too, with a sculpted new fascia, distinct new wheels, and a more tech-focused cabin. Upholstered in wood and leather, the concept sure does look premium. The color theme is light, thereby making it airy. Besides the regular instrument cluster, there's also an additional one on top of the dashboard, which pops out as and when needed. As expected "electric" was the underlying catchword for the event, but there was no scarcity of fossil fuel powered cars as well. "What you see today for the interior, more-or-less a free hanging cockpit, no centre console, all the space available, which would give in certain models the opportunity to introduce a seat bench in the front instead of two front seats". The EVision Sedan Concept offered generous space including headroom and knee room.
The eVision, as its name suggests, is an electric vehicle concept that could go into production sometime in future. According to Butschek changes to the underbody were sufficient to convert the conventional architecture designed for combustion engine applications to one that could be used for electric vehicles. The Omega EV platform is flexible and can house a variety of power delivery mechanisms. The concept can sprint from zero to 100kmph in less than seven seconds and it has a top whack of 200kmph. However, Tata Motors says that it will the best in its class.
Renault wants both auto and service to be integrated into city life at both the governmental and private service level, and says that the plan offers "a highly competitive price/mile ratio". It also has predictive energy management based on live traffic conditions.
It also gets connected technologies such as cloud computing, analytics, geospatial mapping and increased human-machine interface.