A couple of weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz quietly announced the price for its all-electric EQC sports-utility vehicle. A $67,900 starting price for a luxurious, 200-mile, 402-horsepower luxury crossover is a good start for the EQC brand. But the announcement got completely lost in the shuffle in a week filled with buzz about Tesla’s bulletproof, stainless-steel Cybertruck. Even the deserved attention given to Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric SUV was cut short. So where does that leave the play-it-safe luxury electric SUVs from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW?
Audi e-tron Stories December 3, 2019
Audi e-tron Stories November 28, 2019
Audi has just unveiled its e-tron Sportback, which is a little more efficient than the e-tron SUV, but now the German automaker has introduced some upgrades to the e-tron electric SUV — giving it more range and efficiency. expand full story
Audi e-tron Stories November 25, 2019
Roger Penske, CEO of Penske Automotive Group, told analysts last month that the Audi e-tron is not selling as fast as he would like. But 4,000 sales over the past half-year for a relatively unknown new, luxury EV seems about right.
Audi e-tron Stories November 21, 2019
In conversations with Audi and Porsche at the LA Auto Show, a trend emerged: both companies seem quite pleased that so many of their EV sales interest is coming from their own existing, internal combustion customers.
Audi e-tron Stories October 8, 2019
The Norwegian EV association put a Tesla Model X, a Mercedes-Benz EQC and a Audi e-tron through an interesting towing test with identical camper trailers.
Here are the results… expand full story
Audi e-tron Stories October 2, 2019
In this post, we review the portable EV charging cords that come standard with the following electric vehicles sold in North America: Tesla (all models), the Audi e-tron, the Nissan Leaf, the Jaguar I-Pace, the Porsche Taycan, the Chevy Bolt, the BMW i3, and Hyundai (all BEVs). This review is pretty wild; the specs (usefulness) of OEM standard charging cords are all over the place. Some car makers gave a ton of thought to this while others clearly gave none. That’s concerning, because “electricity is everywhere” is a major argument in favor of EV ownership, but that’s only meaningful if you can usefully tap the grid.
Audi e-tron Stories October 1, 2019
Unsurprisingly, Norway is turning out to be a great market for the Audi e-tron, and now they are even finding new ways to use the electric SUV: as an emergency vehicle for an ambulance service. expand full story
Audi e-tron Stories August 28, 2019
After launching the new version and cheaper version of its e-tron electric SUV, Audi is starting to release pricing information.
In Norway, the Audi e-tron 50 price starts at ~$55,000. expand full story
Audi e-tron Stories August 14, 2019
The Audi e-tron electric SUV is officially the first battery-electric vehicle to earn a “2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety” (IIHS). expand full story
Audi e-tron Stories August 1, 2019
Audi unveiled today a cheaper version of its e-tron electric SUV with a smaller battery pack and slower charging, but this version of the vehicle is not coming to the North American market. expand full story