Audi E-Tron Quattro Will Begin Accepting Pre-Orders In Norway; Audi Claims Enormous Interest For The New E-Tron

Apr 24, 2017 11:00 AM EDT | Gerone Trish

Audi e-tron Quattro has been announced to go on sale in Norway prior to its production. Apparently, Audi has been getting overwhelming queries on the new electric SUV.

The automaker will begin accepting pre-orders today, April 24, for the electric SUV Audi e-tron Quattro. The announcement was released through the Norwegian website of the automaker.

Still set to enter the production line next year, the new e-tron Quattro has been planned to be offered in advance to the Norwegian market. Pre-ordered units have also been scheduled to begin releasing next year.

Interested buyers are just required to pay 20,000 kroner ($,2900) as down-payment for one unit of the upcoming electric SUV. The said amount has also been confirmed to be refundable.

Audi Norway director Harald Edvardsen-Eibak revealed that they have been receiving an overwhelming response after they have first introduced the first draft edition of the Audi e-tron Quattro in 2015. Car enthusiasts may recall that the e-tron Quattro concept was displayed at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Moreover, Harald Edvardsen-Eibak proudly mentioned that they are first in the Audi Group to present the e-tron concept as a solution to the growing demand for an electric SUV. The automaker also recognized the fact that the electric vehicles have pioneered in Norway.

In addition, the Audi Norway director shared they have great confidence for the electric SUVs to hit the Norwegian roads. The automaker also aims to release the e-tron Sportback in 2019.

The new Audi e-tron Quattro will come with a 95-kWh battery pack. The automaker boasts the new crossover can make a range of over 500 km (311 miles). It can produce the electric equivalent of 435 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Its size lies in between the Q5 and Q7.

In another report, electric vehicles are indeed a growing business in Norway. Statistics say the plug-in electric vehicles comprise about 37 percent of total recorded vehicle sales in Norway in January. Apparently, the Norwegian government encourages the utilization of electric vehicles by providing incentives such as free toll roads, access to bus lanes, exemption from a 25 percent VAT tax, and free parking.

The future looks brighter for the upcoming electric SUVs in Norway. Interested buyers may check the Norwegian website to book their own unit of the Audi e-tron Quattro now.

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