It might not have revealed it yet, but Audi has already started production of its E-Tron electric SUV.
On the same day that Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its electric EQC crossover, Audi announced that its competitor has started production in Brussels. The world will have to wait until Sept. 17 in order to see the whole thing, but the announcement did include a teaser that gives away a smidgeon of the E-Tron's front end.
Audi's new plant in Brussels has as much, if not more, environmental promise than the car that's being built there. Claimed to be entirely carbon neutral, the plant uses renewable energies to cover 95 percent of its assembly processes. The remaining 5 percent will be offset with other environmental projects. Approximately 400,000 square feet of solar panels line the plant's roof, while it relies on renewable biogas for heating.
Originally, the E-Tron was supposed to be revealed on Aug. 30 in Brussels, but due to a variety of factors,to Sept. 17, and the reveal will now take place in the US.
The E-Tron looks pretty promising. It's loaded with all manner of interesting tech, including-- but only in Europe, since this tech isn't allowed in the US at the moment. It features powerful brake regeneration, which Roadshow's own Chris Paukert . And while the exterior is still a mystery, the interior from recent Audi models such as the .