Audi e-tron

  • Audi e-tron GT Concept, 2018 LA Auto Show

    It would be unthinkable for any automaker but Porsche to introduce a new car with a flat-6 engine hung out behind the rear axle. At this week’s 2018 LA Auto Show, the 2020 Porsche 911 duly made its debut in the hallowed configuration that has persisted since 1964. But with underpinnings specific only to one model, the new 911 is a major outlier in the global auto industry. Far more common is what’s known as “platform sharing,” in which several models and often several brands use common underpinnings with different bodies and interiors. With luck, buyers never know...

  • Audi e-tron GT prototype teaser
    Report: Audi e-tron GT electric sport coupe will fast-charge in 12 minutes

    Audi revealed last month that its e-tron GT, which is described as a “highly dynamic coupe,” will make its debut at the Los Angeles auto show in November. Although that model isn’t likely to be produced until 2020, at the earliest, it’s shaping up to be one of several...

  • Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]
    What's the most exciting electric car for 2019?

    Tons of new electric SUVs are hitting the market for 2019. None, though, can apparently hold a candle to the entry-level Tesla Model 3, in our Twitter followers' estimation. That's the result of our Twitter poll last week, which asked, "What's the most exciting electric car for 2019?" In response...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
    Tesla updates, EPA plans, Porsche specs, and Faraday Future progress: The Week in Reverse

    What cars were Tesla Model 3 buyers most likely to trade in? Which company just announced the largest diesel emissions recall in history? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Aug. 3, 2018. Friday, we learned that Teslas will...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron prototype
    VW committed to sell 2 new electric cars in California by Dec 2019: what are they?

    The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal has now largely vanished from U.S. media coverage, much to VW's relief. Tens of thousands of bought-back TDI diesel vehicles still sit in fields awaiting modification and resale, or some other disposition. But among the thousands of pages of legal documents to...

  • Teaser for Audi e-tron GT
    Audi e-tron GT electric "super sedan" to challenge Tesla Model S

    First came the Tesla Model S, followed by the Model X. Then Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz rolled out their plans for single long-range electric luxury models to compete with Tesla. Now, the Germans are teasing their plans for further electric cars aimed at Tesla, with the Audi Sport e-tron GT the...

  • Teaser for Rimac supercar debuting at 2018 Geneva auto show

    Media days at the huge and influential Geneva show are March 6 and March 7, and this year it looks like the show will offer a lot of news for plug-in electric car fans. Several significant new production cars powered entirely by batteries are expected to make their debuts. They'll be supplemented by technology presentations from other makers eager to demonstrate they're not being left behind in planning for vastly expanded ranges of fully and partly electrified models in 2020 and beyond. 2019 Audi e-tron Audi was among the first luxury makes to announce an all-electric vehicle, in this case a...

  • Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show
    Audi e-tron Sportback, second electric car from automaker, to enter production in 2019

    Audi has confirmed what was seemingly already known: the e-tron Sportback concept is headed to production. The e-tron Sportback concept was revealed at the 2017 Shanghai auto show earlier this year and the production version will arrive in 2019 bearing the same name. The brand last week confirmed...

  • Audi e-tron Quattro concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
    Audi confirms (again) 3 electric cars on the market by 2020

    German automakers are beginning to play catch-up with electric vehicles, as Tesla continues to corner the market. Audi has once again reconfirmed its plans to bring three battery-powered electric vehicles to production by the year 2020. The German luxury brand reiterated the plan at the annual...

  • Audi e-tron Sportback Concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show    [photo:Ronan Glon]
    Audi e-tron Sportback Concept: full electic-car details, photos from Shanghai auto show

    Audi has injected a dash of sporting character and a look at the future of electric-vehicle design into its latest e-tron concept car, which made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The Audi e-tron Sportback Concept previews a coupe-esque electric utility vehicle to come following the...

  • Teaser for Audi e-tron Sportback concept debuting at 2017 Shanghai auto show
    All-electric Audi e-tron Sportback concept teased for Shanghai auto show

    The Shanghai auto show is shaping up to be a showcase for all the green cars and concepts that were absent from last week's New York auto show. Among them is a concept for a "four-door coupe" version of the Audi e-tron all-electric SUV that'll go into production sometime next year. The Audi e-Tron...

  • Porsche Mission E concept electric car
    Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

    The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars. A minimum of six new models are expected in that time period, all promising ranges of 200 miles or more—which until a few months ago had been the exclusive province of Tesla Motors. The list includes two affordable...

  • Audi of America president Scot Keogh with Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Los Angeles auto show

    As many electric-car buyers will tell you, franchised auto dealers can pose a large and tedious impediment to actually buying the plug-in car you want. From salespeople with no knowledge of the cars to test vehicles that haven't been recharged and have little battery range left, the hurdles are numerous and frustrating. Now Audi has told its dealers to shape up and get with the program. DON'T MISS: One-Quarter Of All Audis To Be Electric In 10 Years, Company Says (Nov 2015) The comments come roughly two years before it starts sales of its Audi e-tron, the all-wheel-drive crossover utility...

  • Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show
    Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace vs Mercedes EQ: electric luxury SUVs compared

    Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz all plan to launch luxury electric SUVs in the next few years.

  • Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Audi electric SUV to carry e-tron name (not Q6), a la first quattro

    Audi's electric SUV will be called simply "e-tron."

  • Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Audi e-Tron Quattro Electric Car Production Site In 2018 Chosen

    Audi will build its electric SUV in Belgium.

  • 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
    Electric VW Phaeton Delayed To 2020, May Use Audi e-Tron Quattro Powertrain

    The Volkswagen Phaeton will borrow powertrain components from Audi's electric SUV.

  • Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Audi e-Tron Electric Car To Offer 150-kW Quick Charging Sites

    It’s increasingly clear that the German prestige brands plan to launch luxury electric cars that will go head-to-head with upstart Tesla Motors and its Model S and Model X. But a sexy, fast, comfortable, luxurious electric car will not be enough to compete effectively. The German brands must...

  • 2016 Audi A3 e-tron  -  First Drive

    Plug-in hybrids like the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron—especially those with well-tuned responses and zippy performance—are the evangelists that have the best chance of converting the masses to the joys of all-electric motoring. Yes, electric-car fans, please set aside your all-the-way-or-nothing thinking for the moment. On one side, the A3 e-tron preaches to that inherent goodness, and serves as a stopgap solution, with limited EV range, until battery cost and packaging hurdles are overcome. On the other hand, even after you’ve used up your electric range and the gasoline engine...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi's e-tron Plug-In And Electric Cars: Ultimate Guide

    If you're confused when someone says "Audi e-tron," and you're not sure which electric car it means, don't feel bad--we're confused too. Audi may have more branded electric car concepts, prototypes, test vehicles, limited-production cars, and planned volume-production plug-in electric models than...

  • 2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin
    Audi To Add Plug-In Hybrid Models Of Next A6, A8 Sedans, Q7 SUV

    Audi, in its search for alternatives to conventional propulsion, has finally nailed its colors to a mast--and that mast is plug-in hybrids. In addition to the A3 Sportback e-tron later this year and plans for a plug-in hybrid version of the A4, the German automaker could develop plug-in hybrid...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi Quattro Hybrid System, Aero-Efficient Wheels Revealed In Patents

    Audi is launching a technological offensive over the next few years, and among its innovations are a new hybrid powertrain and a wheel design featuring active aerodynamics. The details were revealed in patent drawings, and were spotted by Autocar. Most complex, though perhaps most interesting, is...

  • 2013 Audi A4
    2015 Audi A4 To Get E-Tron Version, Electric AWD Quattro Too

    The current Audi A4, the German luxury brand's best-selling car in the U.S., has been with us since the 2009 model year. When it's replaced for the 2014 model year, the model line will include not only a sedan and a wagon but also a pair of hybrids--one that plugs in--and a brand-new Quattro...

  • 2010 Audi e-tron Spyder Concept
    Audi e-Tron Spyder Frolics In Malibu: Video

    Until Audi unveiled its concept e-Tron Spyder plug-in hybrid car at the 2010 Paris Auto show, the words diesel and sexy didn’t go well together. Now the company has proven otherwise with the release of a short video showing the Audi e-Tron Spyder concept driving around sunny Malibu...

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