The E-Tron is the future of the Audi. Although there are no models in production yet, there are numerous rumors about upcoming vehicles using an all-electric drivetrain configuration. One of them is the 2023 Audi Q2 E-Tron. This is the smallest crossover by the German carmaker. However, it is not available in the US, where the subcompact Q3 is the entry-level model. The Q2 might be arriving from across the ocean and introducing the new lineup to buyers in North America.
According to sources from Europe, the 2023 Audi Q2 E-Tron will be the first EV in the crossover SUV squad. Shortly after that, you can expect Q3 and Q5 to take the same path. On the other hand, Q4 and Q6 are rumored to be sportbacks, not classic crossovers. The E-Tron is a concept presented a few years ago. Audi didn’t waste too much time, and here are the first talks about the production. Well, the company had to do something special after the scandal with gas emissions. The solution – bring the zero-emission electric vehicles.
2023 Audi Q2 E-Tron Release Date
Let’s check first what’s official and what are still rumors. The electric version of the Q2 crossover already exists. In China, it is available as the Q2 L, but not as the E-Tron. You can guess – the company is not using its newest platform for all future electric vehicles. The 2023 Audi Q2 E-Tron will definitely be something pretty different. While the precise release date of the crossover is not official yet, its close sibling might be out soon. Audi is launching the production of the A2 E-Tron. With the related history between the two models, we suppose the Q2 E-Tron is going to follow, probably as the 2023 YM.
2023 Audi Q2 E-Tron Range and Specifications
The major question is – what will the 2023 Audi Q2 E-Tron deliver? To be competitive, the small crossover needs to bring an electric range of at least 200 miles. Plus, the rest of the offer must make it up, since this is not the greatest range you will find in the market. If Audi makes it to 250 miles, then we can talk about some advanced EV technology. For 300 miles, the company will need a large battery, which wouldn’t suit such a small vehicle.
The Q2 E-Tron is also going to offer a few stages of electric outputs, leaving more options to buyers. Power and torque outputs will be above the level the conventional drivetrain is producing. On the other hand, recharging might still be trouble. The network of fast-charge stations needs to be wider, and the home outlets are not powerful enough. It will take a lot of time if you decide to plug the 2023 Audi Q2 E-Tron into your home outlet.
One of the good things, still, is the lack of competition. But, more electric vehicles are coming out every season and some companies even plan complete electrification in the next 10-15 years. Volvo XC40 Recharge is already available, and the 2023 Audi Q2 E-Tron will also face competition from the company’s archrivals. Mercedes EQ and BMW iNext concepts are counterparts to the E-Tron system. In the US, Chevy Bolt EUV is coming out, as well as the Nissan Ariya.