All-electric Audi is coming a month later than initially planned, and Americans will be able to pre-order.
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Audi has announced a revised launch date for its e-tron quattro, with the all-electric crossover set to debut in San Francisco on September 17.

That's almost a month later than initially planned, after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler's arrest forced the company to revise the rollout of its first mass-produced fully-electric vehicle.

North American buyers will be able to lay down a US$1000 ($1350) deposit and configure their cars ahead of the launch – the deposit is refundable, naturally.

In spite of its delayed reveal, the e-tron quattro is still likely to launch at the end of the year in Europe. Based on previous prototypes, we're expecting around 500km of driving range from a 95kWh battery pack, and outputs of around 320kW and 800Nm.

It'll also have the option of slimline cameras in place of side mirrors, for better aerodynamics and a futuristic interior aesthetic befitting a brand's first electric vehicle.

Audi has also confirmed the car will charge to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes when connected to the right type of fast charger. Those figures are largely in keeping with the Mercedes-Benz EQ C, set to launch just two weeks before the Audi. Fight, fight, fight!