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 Yesterday
Audi e-tron Stories October 8
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
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
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
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
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
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
Audi e-tron Stories June 19
Audi, one of the rare automakers investing heavily in advertising electric vehicles, is expanding its movie product placement of electric cars with an e-tron appearance in the new Spider-Man movie. expand full story
Audi e-tron Stories June 11
As the Tesla Model 3 and its recent 250kW software update rolls out across Europe, drivers are now testing the cars at not only Tesla charging stations but also 3rd party CCS combo stations. In one test which was uploaded to YouTube, the charging rate of the Tesla Model 3 is put up against the Audi e-tron, an EV not only with a fast 150kW charging speed but the ability to keep that charging rate over a long part of the session.
These are the two fastest charging production vehicles and now we have a head to head between them at the same station.
Audi e-tron Stories June 10
Audi has started a voluntary recall of its e-tron electric SUV in the US after some vehicles experienced a problem with a seal on the battery pack that could lead to moisture leaking into it and causing a short circuit or even a fire.
No incident has happened yet, but Audi detected the issue on five vehicles and they are not taking any risks. expand full story