Audi e-tron Stories Yesterday

Despite being a little late to market due to “software issues”, Audi’s e-tron electric SUV is likely going to be the passenger electric vehicle with the fastest charge rate on the market – at least for the first half of 2019.

It has now been spotted charging at 155 kW and it maintained a high charge rate for an impressive part of the session. expand full story

Audi e-tron Stories October 22

Audi has confirmed that its e-tron electric SUV has been delayed by about 4 weeks due to a software change. In the meantime, LG Chem is reportedly trying to increase the price of the vehicle’s batteries. expand full story

Audi e-tron Stories October 11

Norway keeps impressing the world with its fast pace electric vehicle adoption, but what is most impressing is that they are doing it with relatively few options.

Automakers are now turning to the market to introduce new EVs early with pre-orders. The country now has reportedly over 30,000 electric vehicles on pre-orders. expand full story

Audi e-tron Stories September 24

Audi has put a lot of money behind the launch of its first next-gen electric vehicle, the e-tron, but its dealerships won’t have to invest as much.

The German automaker confirmed that its U.S. dealers won’t keep the electric e-tron SUV in inventory. expand full story

Audi e-tron Stories September 19

Amazon sells pretty much everything and it already sells electric car home chargers, but now the company also wants to get involved in the installation process with a full “turn-key” solution – starting with the Audi e-tron quattro. expand full story

Audi e-tron Stories September 18

One of the most disappointing thing about the launch of the e-tron yesterday was that Audi is not making it immediately available despite announcing the start of production earlier this month.

Instead, Audi is following Tesla with the reservation model that requires a $1,000 refundable deposit.

With a reservation, you at least get to see all the options and pricing information in the online configurator. expand full story

Audi e-tron Stories September 17

After years of teasing with concept vehicles and prototypes, Audi has finally launched the production version of the e-tron electric SUV in the US.

A special ‘Edition One’ is hitting the market first in Q2 2019 at $86,700 before incentives and it will be followed by a base version starting at $74,800. expand full story

Audi e-tron Stories April 9

Audi originally designed the ‘e-tron Vision Gran Turismo’ as a virtual car for the ‘Gran Turismo’ video game on PlayStation 4, but the German automaker announced today that it made a real version of the all-electric race car to act as a race taxi for upcoming Formula E races. expand full story

Audi e-tron Stories March 29, 2017

Audi’s top labor representative Peter Mosch demanded today that Audi build an upcoming all-electric model in their main plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, reasoning that employees of the main factory should not be left out as the industry moves towards electric vehicles. The comments were made in a speech to 7,000 workers at Audi’s 43,000-employee Ingolstadt plant.

Audi has previously stated that they plan to locate production of their all-electric models in a smaller 16,000-employee plant in Neckarsulm, where the company currently makes its higher-end vehicles. Planned electric models include the quattro e-tron SUV, a sportscar and a compact car, the latter two of which are still yet to be unveiled.

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Audi e-tron Stories October 13, 2016

Audi confirmed this week that they are pulling the plug on their all-electric e-tron supercar, which is basically a battery-powered version of the Audi R8. If you haven’t heard of the vehicle program despite being launched back in 2009, that’s because Audi ended delivering fewer than 100 units over the last 2 years since starting series production.

The company was reportedly working on a new generation, but they confirmed to Car and Driver yesterday that the program is dead and they are in “the process of delivering the last few units before production stops for good.” expand full story

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