Audi e-tron News

  • 2019 Audi E-tron  -  first drive report  -  Calirornia, May 2019

    Not every electric-car first-drive event urges us to climb a mountain to get a good idea of driving range. Actually make that no other automaker, ever. But that’s what Audi had us do with its 2019 E-tron electric SUV: drive it on a prescribed route that took us nearly 195 miles from Yountville, California (102 feet elevation) and over 7,427-foot Echo Summit along U.S. Highway 50. The strategy to take the demanding route stems from a hard reality: Audi has a lot to prove with its E-tron. Earlier this spring, its EPA range ratings were released at just 204 miles—underwhelming...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    Report: Battery shortages lead to Audi E-tron production delays

    Building electric cars is harder than it looks. According to a report last week in the Brussels Times, Audi is delaying the production of its planned E-tron Sportback and slowing production of its E-tron SUV following battery shortages from supplier LG Chem. The factory that builds the e-tron has...

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    Tesla Model 3 leasing, EPA proposal, Audi ads, deals for April: Today's Car News

    Tesla revised its lineup—again—and introduced leasing for the Model 3. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the agency will delay and revise a proposed freeze on fuel economy standards. New ads for the Audi e-tron quattro take on EV doubts directly. And we round up the best...

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    2019 Audi E-tron ads take aim at electric myths

    One reason that electric-car adoption hasn't taken off faster is that, while automakers market the heck out of the benefits of SUVs and crossover vehicles, they launch EVs with nary a peep. Now Audi is on the cusp of launching its first all-electric model and is taking direct aim at many of the...

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    2019 Audi e-tron EPA range revealed: Nothing to brag about, but aiming for the real world?

    The official EPA-rated range results are in for the 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV—at least according to Audi, as they’re not yet posted by the federal agency—and they’re a fair amount lower than what was widely anticipated. Audi of America said Thursday that the EPA rating...

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    Which electric SUV would you buy? Twitter poll results

    Our readers are nothing if not Tesla fans. After Tesla introduced its more-affordable SUV, the Model Y, earlier this month, we revisited the question of which electric SUV on the market our readers would be most interested in buying. It was one of the most popular polls we've posted in months, with...

  • Tesla Model Y  -  introduction, Hawthorne CA, March 2019

    The 2020 Tesla Model Y officially broke cover Thursday night in LA. The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed new charges against Volkswagen, related to its diesels. And Audi has found a unique way to reuse battery packs from its upcoming e-tron SUV lineup. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla held a big reveal party to show its long-awaited fourth model, the Model Y small SUV. It will offer a tiny, optional third-row seat, but will forgo the "falcon wing" doors of the Model X in favor of conventional rear doors. The Model Y is based on the Model 3, and we took a look at a few...

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    BMW X3 plug-in, 400,000 Leafs, Audi e-tron Sportback, Fiat EV: Today's Car News

    BMW and Audi are rounding out their lineups with new plug-in and electric SUVs. Customizable Fiat Centoventi concept could show a replacement for the 500e. And the Nissan Leaf retains its global EV sales lead with 400,000 cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. BMW announced that it will sell...

  • 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback prototype
    Audi e-tron Sportback electric SUV edges closer to production form

    We've seen and driven the upcoming Audi e-tron quattro electric SUV, and this week got a look at the more affordable Q4 e-tron as well as four new plug-in hybrids coming from Audi. In between, the brand is also scheduled to release a fastback version of the e-tron Quattro SUV, called the e-tron...

  • Audi e-tron ski slope ad
    E-tron follows original Quattro to the ski slopes in Audi's latest ad

    You asked, now you've received. In our Twitter poll last week, readers told us that they think automakers should quit focusing on electric cars' green credentials in ads and start advertising their performance. Apparently Audi was reading their thoughts. After spending as much as $5 million (or...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    Report: Audi e-tron faces battery-related delay in Europe

    Bringing new electric cars to market is harder than it looks. Audi's e-tron SUV was scheduled to go on sale in Europe by now, but its rollout in Europe has been delayed to next month, according to a report today from Automotive News Europe. Back in October, Audi told the German newspaper Bild am...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
    Smaller electric SUVs coming from Audi, Mercedes-Benz

    German luxury automakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan to be in the vanguard in launching new electric SUVs in 2019. For the U.S, the long-awaited Audi e-tron quattro is slated to roll out by June, while the Mercedes-Benz EQC is planned to go on sale in early 2020. Under intense sales pressure from...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

    Which company's promised new diesel SUV won't be coming to America after all? What technology did Green Car Reports find we were happy won't make it to America in an electric car? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Dec. 14, 2018. News this week centered around the arrival of new faster chargers, more climate news, fuel cells from Korea, and a couple of chances to take first drives in new green cars—and, of course, new promises from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Volkswagen's electric-car support division, Electrify America...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    Toyota Prius AWD-e drive, Hyundai fuel cells, CO2 fines, Audi cameras: Today's Car News

    We have a first chance to drive the new all-wheel-drive Prius AWD-e. Hyundai plans to build more fuel cells, but not necessarily for cars. Automakers face big fines for missing tight emissions targets for carbon dioxide in Europe. And our first experience driving with side-camera "mirrors" on real...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron side-camera system: Is the U.S. missing out?

    Side-camera systems, replacing side mirrors, have been one of the de rigueur symbols of the future on auto-show concept cars for, well, pretty much this entire century so far. While we’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of such systems for nearly as long—they’re not allowed...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron first drive: Redrawing the electric-vehicle boundaries

    Road-tripping along in the 2019 Audi e-tron, your passenger might not even know (or care) that you’re in an all-electric utility vehicle—rather than just an extraordinarily quiet gasoline one. And as the driver, you might even forget. It gets right to Audi’s point behind the...