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Audi keeps its promise, debuts Tesla Model X fighter

The E-tron Quattro is Audi’s first-ever all-electric SUV. It was previewed by a similar concept car back in 2015 and made its debut as a production model in 2018. Developed as a competitor for the Tesla Model X, the E-tron Quattro joins Audi’s existing range of hybrid models that also use an "e-tron" badge.

Smaller than the Q7 but notably bigger than the Q5, the E-tron created its very own niche in the Audi lineup. It’s not big enough to offer full-size capability, but it’s not too cramped either. At the same time, it’s the perfect compromise for urban driving, as it’s not as difficult to park as the company’s range-topping SUV. The big question is, does it have what it takes to give the Tesla Model X a run for its money? Audi has yet to unveil all essential information, which makes predictions difficult, but we still know enough to paint a fair picture. Find out more in the review below.

Updated 10/03/2018: We’ve added all the latest, straight from the 2018 Paris Motor Show!

 

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2021 Audi e-tron GT: Everything We Know So Far

2021 Audi e-tron GT: Everything We Know So Far

Audi’s hotter e-tron is supposed to debut this year, but don’t hold your breath

Audi showed the e-tron GT conceptback in 2018 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The road-going version of this prototype is expected to debut this year in LA, but until that happens, the world needs to figure out the coronavirus outbreak and Audi has to apply the finishing touches on its new performance EV.

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Audi's New E-Tron S Can Drift, But What's the Point?

Audi’s New E-Tron S Can Drift, But What’s the Point?

Audi’s E-tron lineup is about to get hotter thanks to three electric motors

Audi is looking to further refine and boost the powertrain found inside the e-tron, so it’s working hard on the so-called e-tron S, which gets a three-motor setup and better dynamics.

The German carmaker is hard at work developing the bumped-up powertrain that will underpin the incoming e-tron S models (regular and Sportback) and we’ve got to hold our hands up and admit they do look very good as far as performance is concerned.

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2021 Audi E-Tron GT

2021 Audi E-Tron GT

A beautiful all-electric four-door coupé that’ll take Audi one step above

Announced at Audi’s Annual Press Conference in Ingolstadt earlier this year, the Audi E-Tron GT is a new all-electric four-door coupé destined to hit the market in 2020. Offered as part of the Audi electric onslaught in which the Ingolstadt-based company will reveal 20 new electric models by 2025, the Audi E-Tron GT will sit at the top of the Audi Sport division, and will be responsible for constructing an all-new character trait for Audi’s line of Sport vehicles. With models such as the Audi A5 Sportback and Audi A7, the company obviously has some proper knowledge of the four-door coupé design. The E-Tron GT will act as a flagship for this intriguing car segment.

Given the E-Tron GT will take technology, design features, cabin specs, and possibly drivetrain hardware from other E-Tron vehicles, we already know a thing or two about the new car. Marketed to fight against the likes of the Tesla Model S and similar entries from other manufacturers, the Audi E-Tron GT could be even more impressive than the recently introduced E-Tron Quattro SUV.

Update 03/09/2020: A prototype for the Audi E-Tron GT has finally been spotted in the wild. Check out the latest spy shots and what we’ve learned in our special “Spy Shots” section below!

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As Far As Utility Goes, EVs Won't Work - Audi Just Proved It

As Far As Utility Goes, EVs Won’t Work - Audi Just Proved It

If you are planning to upgrade your current SUV with an EV in the coming years, this will not make you happy

Range anxiety is the biggest con of any EV today. Even though companies are constantly improving range figures and charging times, the fear of a depleting battery is still one of the biggest reasons why people are apprehensive to make the shift.

Things get worse when it comes to hauling and towing stuff. Since towing or hauling anything puts extra stress on the powertrain, the range is bound to take a hit; and Audi’s recent experiment just proved the same. So, as far as utility is concerned, EVs still have a long way to go until they replace internal combustion engined SUVs and trucks in all senses.

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The Audi E-Tron Sportback - Just the Latest Coupe SUV

The Audi E-Tron Sportback - Just the Latest Coupe SUV

Sportier profile and a bit of extra range

Audi introduced its second all-electric crossover at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s called the 2021 e-tron Sportback and it’s essentially a sportier looking version of the e-tron SUV introduced in 2018. While the SUV looks like an electric version of the Q7, the e-tron Sportback is essentially an EV variant of the Q8.

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Audi's New Electric Scooter Can Be Steered with Just One Hand

Audi’s New Electric Scooter Can Be Steered with Just One Hand

Thanks to an unorthodox design, you’ll have one hand free, but we hope it’s not for text messaging

Well, we guess this one was coming sooner or later: Audi has just launched an electric scooter that has e-tron embedded in its name and we can’t stop wondering how come the announcement came just a month or so after BMW highlighted plans to build its own such contraption. Nonetheless, is this a sign that carmakers are looking to branch out into other sectors that involve some sort of means of transportation? Well, it could very well be, provided the numerous study they carry out have pointed that this would be a profitable piece of the pie. And we know for sure that people have the hots for electric scooters to the same amount they crave crossovers. Therefore, from a theoretical view, selling e-scooters might bring some extra profit to a car manufacturer. After all, some of them have been building bikes for quite some time (think Porsche and BMW, for a change) so moving on to electric scooters doesn’t seem that much of a stretch, does it?

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15 Incredible Facts You Have To Know About The New 2019 Audi E-Tron Electric SUV

15 Incredible Facts You Have To Know About The New 2019 Audi E-Tron Electric SUV

A Car So Advanced It Is Illegal In Its Top-Notch Form

At its Charged Event in Northern California, Audi revealed its first all-electric SUV - the 2020 Audi E-Tron. As the newest electric vehicle on the market, the Audi E-Tron brought a wealth of new equipment, and some of it is truly cutting edge. Among the latest invasion of electric SUVs (the EQ C, the I-Pace, the iX3), the Audi E-Tron, despite its conservative appearance, surprisingly seems to be the most advanced of the lot. I will list here 15 facts and features that make the newest Audi electric SUV the most advanced, and possibly the most appealing, electric SUV on the market.

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See How the Audi e-Tron, Toyota RAV4, Lexus UX, and VW T-Cross Perform in our Mega Crash Test Video

See How the Audi e-Tron, Toyota RAV4, Lexus UX, and VW T-Cross Perform in our Mega Crash Test Video

Are they really the safest SUV’s of today?

You would think that with modern technology, advanced materials, and organizations like the NHTSA and IIHS, every car on the road would be as safe as possible. But, we don’t live in a perfect world and, as such, that clearly isn’t the case. Some SUVs are safer than others as are some cars and trucks. It’s easy to look at a few crash tests and think that the most mangled car is just outright dangerous to be in. That’s also not the case as, sometimes, the cars that look the worst are actually the safest because all that exterior mayhem actually prevents mayhem from happening inside the cabin.

All of that said, crash tests are fun to watch, and it’s fun to see how some of the worlds most popular vehicles actually perform in their worst moments. So, we’ve compiled a video that showcases the Audi e-Tron, Toyota RAV4, Lexus UX, and VW T-Cross during their crash testing. Which one came out the best? Watch the video below to find out!

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The 2020 Audi E-Tron Comes From a CO2 Neutral Production Plant in Brussels

The 2020 Audi E-Tron Comes From a CO2 Neutral Production Plant in Brussels

If EVs will be truly green, they need a green production process as well

Committed to making its facilities carbon-neutral by 2030, Audi started with the e-tron multi-structure plant that covers 540,000 square-meters and is located in Brussels, Belgium. Audi improved the body shop, paint shop, and assembly shop and added a new battery manufacturing plant.

The Brussels facility is blanketed with a 37,000-square-meter photovoltaic system. This enables the generation of more than 3,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, thus saving 700 metric tons of CO2 per year. The Brussels plant is the first in the world with certified carbon-neutral production in the premium auto segment.

Volkswagen also made an eco promise. By the end of the year the Stuttgart factory, set to start producing all-electric Porsche Taycans, will be carbon-neutral as well.

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Audi Brings An Electric Pseudo-SUV To Geneva In the Form of the Q4 E-tron

Audi Brings An Electric Pseudo-SUV To Geneva In the Form of the Q4 E-tron

Another e-tron in the German automaker’s lineup that will help bring in volumes for Audi

Audi has kicked off its 2019 Geneva Motor Show journey by launching its all-new compact electric SUV, the Q4 e-tron. The crossover will slot below the full-sized E-tron, and will be the fifth electric vehicle in the German automaker’s stable. It is expected to start production by the end of 2020. The Audi Q4 e-tron will take on the upcoming Tesla Model Y.

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Watch Audi Drive the E-Tron SUV up an 85-Percent Ski Slope

Watch Audi Drive the E-Tron SUV up an 85-Percent Ski Slope

It’s not unassisted but it’s still pretty cool

If you’re an Audi fan, and you’re getting up there in age, you probably remember when the Audi 100 CS Turbo Quattro sedan managed to climb the Kaipola Olympic Ski Jumping Hill in Finland. If you remember that, you remember it didn’t do it without at least a little help – outside of its all-wheel-drive system, it also had studded winter tires. If you weren’t around to see this happen yourself, we’ve included the video a little further below. For now, however, you’re probably wondering why this is relevant today – after all, that happened some 30 years ago. Well, it’s relevant because Audi is back to its old gimmicks yet again, this time climbing the Mausefalle slope of the Streif in Kitzbuhel, Austria with the all-new Audi e-Tron EV. The catch? This slope sits at an 85-percent grade, which means it’s nearly vertical.

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Audi's Cashew Commercial for the 2019 Super Bowl Gives Us a Look at the E-Tron GT

Audi’s Cashew Commercial for the 2019 Super Bowl Gives Us a Look at the E-Tron GT

Slow down, chew your food

Super Bowl LIII is kicking off this weekend, and with it a long list of fresh commercials. Audi’s getting in on the action with a commercial it’s calling “Cashew,” featuring the German automaker’s latest and greatest all-electric concept car.

Updated 03/01/2019: The original post erroneously identified the "chest thurst" first-aid technique performed during the ad as a "Heimlich maneuver." The reference has been deleted.

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Audi Has Finally Decided That It Wants to Compete Against Tesla

Audi Has Finally Decided That It Wants to Compete Against Tesla

The German Lord of the four rings plans to take on the wonder kid with an all-new baby electric SUV

It looks like Audi wants to take a share from the small-electric SUV segment. This news comes just days after we heard that Volkswagen is also planning for a baby electric SUV under its I.D. line up. Audi plans to pit its product against the upcoming Tesla Model Y.With the way we’re hearing news of small SUVs being planned by automakers, it looks like electric sedans will die sooner than expected.

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Audi Wants to Electrify You With Its Super Bowl LIII Commercial

Audi Wants to Electrify You With Its Super Bowl LIII Commercial

All signs point to Audi’s electrified future as the crux of the company’s Super Bowl LIII ad

For the 10th time in the history of Super Bowl commercials, Audi is joining in on the fun with a 60-second commercial that will air during the second quarter of Super Bowl LIII. The game, which is scheduled for February 3, 2019, is typically defined for the commercials that run during the game as much as the game itself. This year, Audi’s message revolves around electrification, specifically the arrivals of a number of electrified e-Tron models, including the e-Tron SUV and the e-Tron Sportback. A handful of Audi’s electric concepts — the e-Tron GT Concept and the Elaine Concept — are also expected to feature in the 60-second spot.

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Audi Doubles Down for 2020; Lines Up a Compact EV SUV with the E-Tron GT

Audi Doubles Down for 2020; Lines Up a Compact EV SUV with the E-Tron GT

It will be A CUV or a hatchback

Audi announced the development and the introduction of yet another electric car - probably a compact CUV - based on the MEB platform developed for the ID range of electric cars. We will see the first glimpses of the CUV early next year. That is the time when Audi plans to reveal the concept version. I would guess at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The new zero-emission model will be an entry-level Audi electric car, and sizewise it will fit in between the Audi Q2 and the Audi Q3.

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What's the Audi e-Tron GT Concept like to drive?

What’s the Audi e-Tron GT Concept like to drive?

Audi says it’s 95 percent ready for production

Audi stunned crowds at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show when it unveiled the close-to-production e-Tron GT concept, a vehicle that previews a sporty, low-slung, all-electric sedan. Even more surprising is that it let certain journalists have a try at driving it but, since it’s not yet homologated for road use, this was done under escort by local police.

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Reviewers Try Out The New All-Electric 2019 Audi e-Tron Quattro SUV

Reviewers Try Out The New All-Electric 2019 Audi e-Tron Quattro SUV

It’s not Tesla-fast, but highly competitive in all other areas

The luxury electric crossover and SUV market just got a new and serious contender, in the form of the new Audi e-Tron high-rider which was officially launched not too long ago. Journos have tried it out and, since this is an Audi we’re talking about, their first impressions of the car are a bit predictable. What we didn’t expect, however, is to hear complaints about the E-Tron Quattro’s performance.

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15 Must-Know Facts About The Stunning Audi E-Tron GT

15 Must-Know Facts About The Stunning Audi E-Tron GT

The Audi E-Tron GT Concept Is 100 Percent Vegan

We are prepared for the all-out invasion of electric cars from the Volkswagen Group. Audi showed a clear path to electrification with the E-Tron SUV, the Aicon, and even that crazy PB18, but now we have been introduced to the gorgeous Audi E-Tron GT. As a saloon, the E-Tron GT tends to be the ultimate expression of Audi’s own electric future by combining state-of-the-art technology with electric propulsion and framing it all into a form so gorgeous it’ll mess with your mind.

Actually, it is so gorgeous that it will make an appearance in The Avengers. Even if we disregard The Avengers, the Audi E-Tron GT is filled with such wonders that I am rather smitten by its presence and the technology included in one package. I will present you 15 astounding facts about the new Audi E-Tron GT - basically the first car to match the stature of the Tesla Model S. And in my eyes, to shatter that stature to pieces.
It is that beautiful.

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How Much is the Audi E-Tron GT Concept Going to Change as it Shifts Into Production?

How Much is the Audi E-Tron GT Concept Going to Change as it Shifts Into Production?

Let’s hope Audi’s Design Boss is a man of his word

We were all stunned by the looks of Audi’s E-Tron GT Concept that the German Automaker unexpectedly unveiled at the L.A. Autoshow. The electric four-door coupe is slated to become the benchmark performance model in the E-Tron range and is co-developed with Audi’s competition arm, Audi Sport. What is more, the outlandish design is set to remain vastly unchanged when the car enters production in 2020, if we are to believe Audi’s design boss, Marc Lichte.

I’m a fan of the E-Tron GT Concept, and I’m not a fan of too many new cars. That’s why I wrote in my previous pieces on the subject of this car that I hope it will remain intact - from a visual standpoint - when it hits showrooms in less than two year’s time. Now, we hear that Marc Lichte confirmed to the media at a roundtable organized during the L.A. Auto Show that most of the sheet metal we see on the concept will be carried over to the production car. You can imagine some alterations will be made, mostly in the name of safety, but that should be it.

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The Audi E-Tron GT Concept's Appearance in Avengers 4 Signals Audi's Return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Audi E-Tron GT Concept’s Appearance in Avengers 4 Signals Audi’s Return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Tony Stark has a brand-new ride that’s going to make us green with envy

We’re two days away from the highly anticipated first trailer for Avengers 4, but an early surprise was revealed at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: the Audi e-Tron GT Concept will star in the blockbuster movie. Audi’s involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t a new plot. But it’s been a while since we last saw a prominent Audi appear in any of the recent MCU films. That’s about to change when the e-Tron GT Concept shows up in what could be the biggest blockbuster of the 2019 movie calendar. If history is any indication, Audi’s future flagship electric sedan will be the ride-of-choice of Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man.

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2018 Audi e-Tron GT Concept

2018 Audi e-Tron GT Concept

A preview of Audi’s flagship EV

Audi is as committed as anybody to an EV future, and the unveiling of the e-Tron GT Concept at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show further illustrates the desire of the German automaker to have an EV for everyone. The e-Tron GT will be the car for those who love to go fast in a 4-door coupe body. Its stablemate, the Taycan, as well as Tesla’s Model S, are clear targets.

Recently, Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier criticized German automakers for making boring-looking electric cars. "I really wonder when you, Mr. Zetsche, or you, Mr. Diess, or Mr. Krüger of BMW will be able to build an electric car that is only half as sexy as one Tesla," he said in his sharp remark. As if trying to prove the government official wrong, Audi unexpectedly showed up in L.A. with the e-Tron GT concept that’s, well, stunning from every angle. And before you start yammering about how concept cars change down the path to production, Audi says this concept shows the almost production-ready model that will hit showrooms in 2020 for the 2021 model year.

Audi wants to have a fleet of 12 electric cars by 2025, and this will be its flagship. What it is, in short, is a shorter, more aggressive, A7. It will share the platform with Porsche’s Taycan, but the two manufacturers are coy to point out the similarities between the two models. Oh, and Robert Downey Jr. wasn’t a random VIP guest at the launch of the e-Tron GT, as the car will star in the upcoming Avengers 4 movie. If the car will look this good in production guise, then all the hype Audi’s building is worth it.

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The Audi E-Tron GT Concept Previews an Electrically Powerful Future

The Audi E-Tron GT Concept Previews an Electrically Powerful Future

Wonder why Audi is not marketing it as a sports car

It feels as though we have only been hearing about Audi’s e-Trons lately. Audi is producing various electric cars with the e-Tron moniker, and we have to admit they are causing a scare amongst other automakers. This time at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the German manufacturer has unveiled the Audi e-tron Concept GT - A future fighter that will go against the Tesla Model S.

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According to Audi, the E-Tron GT Can Charge for 20 Minutes and Go Almost 200 Miles.

According to Audi, the E-Tron GT Can Charge for 20 Minutes and Go Almost 200 Miles.

It will definitely give the Model S a run for its money

Audi has aimed its guns squarely at the Tesla Model S with its close-to-production e-Tron GT concept that it just unveiled at the 2018 LA Auto Show. It’s a very striking four-door coupe with very bold flanks and a pleasant old school vintage coke bottle shape when viewed from the side. It can also take an 80-percent charge (about 200-miles worth of electricity) in no more than 20 minutes. Take that, Tesla.

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Don't Expect the 2020 Audi E-Tron GT, or any other Audi EV, to Ditch the Massive Grille

Don’t Expect the 2020 Audi E-Tron GT, or any other Audi EV, to Ditch the Massive Grille

It’s Audi’s face, after all, would you go out without your face?

Audi showed off the brand-new E-Tron GT Conceptat the L.A. Auto Show and, well, it’s a good looking car. For starters, it’s a well-balanced four-door luxury sports sedan, and I rarely let those words come out when talking about modern cars. It’s got those massive hips towards the back and an aggressive front end that features the oversized Audi grille. If you still don’t like it, you’re not going to agree with the looks of any upcoming Audis, electric or not, since the German manufacturer is keeping it.

The E-Tron GT Concept previews the third model in Audi’s EV lineup that also consists of the E-Tron, that hopes to topple the I-Pace and Mercedes’ EQC, and the E-Tron Sportback that’s slated for a 2019 release. The GT Concept will be here in production form by 2020, and it is positioned as the flagship model of the EV range. It’s roughly as big as an A7 and, if they keep those proportions intact, it will be quite a head-turner because it takes whatever was good about the A7 and A5 Sedan and turns the dial to 11 - including the unmistakable single-frame grille.

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The Audi E-Tron GT Is a Firm Model S Competitor; Can Deliver Repeat Acceleration

The Audi E-Tron GT Is a Firm Model S Competitor; Can Deliver Repeat Acceleration

Tesla Model S could have a worthy challenger if the e-Tron GT makes it to production

For now, the Tesla Model S lords over at the all-electric performance sedan segment. That could change, though, once the Porsche Taycan and Fisker eMotion hit the scene. But another would-be contender made its presence known at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Don’t look now, but Audi wants a piece of that pie from Tesla, and its contender-of-choice is the all-electric e-Tron GT. Audi’s fresh offering actually shares its roots with the aforementioned Taycan, which isn’t surprising because the two are, technically, cousins in this endeavor. The e-Tron GT, though, stands out because Audi didn’t mince its intentions in the sedan’s build. The e-Tron GT was built for performance, and the numbers back it up.

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Here's the Audi E-Tron GT in Typical Audi Camo

Here’s the Audi E-Tron GT in Typical Audi Camo

Oh god, not this again!

Have you grown tired of Audi’s black, white and red camouflage seen on recent prototypes and production-ready cars? Well, it seems the German firm still finds the livery interesting and just slapped it on the e-tron GT ahead of its big unveiling at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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7 Electric SUVs And What They Bring to the Table

7 Electric SUVs And What They Bring to the Table

They are all kind of the same, really

With the short, but obvious invasion of electric SUVs on the market, I am quite interested in what all of those machines bring. Many of the major manufacturers invested heavily in introducing a new generation of electric SUVs with Mercedes, Audi, Jaguar, and BMW coming long after Tesla actually sparked the creation of the entire segment with the Model X.

Now, with a number of electric SUVs on the market one would expect some radically different thinking behind a seemingly similar car, but that may not be the case. Aside from five expensive electric SUVs (the I-Pace, the Model X, the EQ C, the E-Tron and theiX3 Concept), the only ones that were brave enough to give the market an electric shock are Hyundai and Kia with the Kona Electric and the Niro EV. So, learn here what all of them bring to the table and how do they differ.

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10 Best Vehicle and Technology Innovations of 2018

10 Best Vehicle and Technology Innovations of 2018

The future is now

The car industry never sleeps (except in August) and every year it provides us with numerous solutions to new problems, and with innovations that make us want new cars even more. This is a rundown of 10 awesome vehicle and technology innovations for 2018.

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Audi Should Start Delivering the E-Tron GT in 2020

Audi Should Start Delivering the E-Tron GT in 2020

Will be pitted against the Tesla Model S P100D

Earlier this year, Audi announced its plan to build a four-door performance electric car. This was when the automaker teased the E-Tron GT. With the E-Tron revealed already, it looks like the GT version will be equally impressive. Although nothing concrete was provided back then, we now have a few details.

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Watch Out Tesla Model S - The Audi E-tron GT Will be All About Power

Watch Out Tesla Model S - The Audi E-tron GT Will be All About Power

An Audi E-tron GT With Porsche Tech To Take On The Model S 100D?

The Audi E-tron GT is coming, and it will, by all accounts, be epic. Ever since Tesla made such glorious strides in the electric car fandom, the car world has been waiting for the rest of the big automakers to catch up. With the introduction of numerous expensive electric SUVs in the past couple of years, the car community as a whole gained the much needed electric car boost. But a true Tesla Model S competitor was still nowhere to be found. Until now. The Audi E-tron GT will be its competitor. And I am not the only one to say it. Siegfried Pint, Head of Development for Electric Drive at Audi, said that the new car is “steered towards performance.”

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Audi Claims That The New E-Tron With All-Electric Quattro Will Offer Impressive Driving Drynamics

Audi Claims That The New E-Tron With All-Electric Quattro Will Offer Impressive Driving Drynamics

The automaker is showcasing the E-tron as a nonchalant off-roader performer

Audi’s first-ever all-electric SUV, the E-tron, will soon be launched on the market and the automaker is gradually revealing the capabilities of the silent beast. Audi promises to offer the E-tron with internal combustion-like impressive dynamics, but zero-emissions. Can it convince the customers?

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Audi Reveals E-Tron FE05, Preps for Upcoming Formula E Season

Audi Reveals E-Tron FE05, Preps for Upcoming Formula E Season

The double is in sight for Audi

Audi is preparing for what they hope another successful season in Formula E as they enter a new stage of full-on works racing in the top EV series in the world. The first race of the season will take place in Saudi Arabia on December 15th.

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2019 Audi E-tron Quattro

2019 Audi E-tron Quattro

Audi keeps its promise, debuts Tesla Model X fighter

The E-tron Quattro is Audi’s first-ever all-electric SUV. It was previewed by a similar concept car back in 2015 and made its debut as a production model in 2018. Developed as a competitor for the Tesla Model X, the E-tron Quattro joins Audi’s existing range of hybrid models that also use an "e-tron" badge.

Smaller than the Q7 but notably bigger than the Q5, the E-tron created its very own niche in the Audi lineup. It’s not big enough to offer full-size capability, but it’s not too cramped either. At the same time, it’s the perfect compromise for urban driving, as it’s not as difficult to park as the company’s range-topping SUV. The big question is, does it have what it takes to give the Tesla Model X a run for its money? Audi has yet to unveil all essential information, which makes predictions difficult, but we still know enough to paint a fair picture. Find out more in the review below.

Updated 10/03/2018: We’ve added all the latest, straight from the 2018 Paris Motor Show!

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The 2020 Audi E-Tron GT Will Charge Twice as Fast as the 2019 E-Tron Quattro

The 2020 Audi E-Tron GT Will Charge Twice as Fast as the 2019 E-Tron Quattro

Is there any other automaker slaughtering the competition so aggressively?

Audi is leaving no stone unturned to make the E-Tron siblings true all-rounders. The latest USP of the E-Tron GT is that it will be the first all-electric vehicle from the Audi stable to support 350-kW charging. This will enable the SUV to charge to 80-percent in less than 12 minutes! Yes, you read it right. This is twice as fast as the E-Tron Quattro.

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Audi's Tesla Model S Fighter, the E-Tron GT Will Debut at the L.A. Auto Show

Audi’s Tesla Model S Fighter, the E-Tron GT Will Debut at the L.A. Auto Show

Audi has serious plans to steamroll the competition

It looks like Audi’s onslaught on Tesla is not going to end anytime soon. After launching the E-Tron and announcing war against Tesla Model X, Audi has now revealed that it will showcase the much anticipated E-Tron GT at the upcoming L.A. Auto Show. This time, the Tesla Model S is the hot target.

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To Go with the 2019 Audi e-tron Debut, Audi promises 12 production EVs by 2025

To Go with the 2019 Audi e-tron Debut, Audi promises 12 production EVs by 2025

Audi has just unveiled its first full-electric offering, the e-tron SUV. To go with that debut, the brand also announced plans to have no fewer than 12 EVs in its range by the year 2025. These models will apparently range in size from compact to full-size, and there’s a good chance most will be high-riding vehicles - the brand’s SUV- and crossover-centric approach is clear based solely on the first all-electric model they chose to launch.

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The 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV Debuts With a $75,000 Price Tag, Max Towing Capacity of 4,000 Pounds

The 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV Debuts With a $75,000 Price Tag, Max Towing Capacity of 4,000 Pounds

Tesla’s nightmare has finally arrived. Is it worth all the hype?

The E-Tron has been teasing us for as long as we can remember. In fact, the SUV was being used in comparisons before we even had any concrete details about it. After spotting it in camouflage all this while, the automaker has finally decided to showcase it to the public, and the car is unmistakably an Audi. Now, has the E-Tron lived up to the expectations and the hype?

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Audi E-Tron Has The Most Amazing Energy Recuperation System In The World

Audi E-Tron Has The Most Amazing Energy Recuperation System In The World

For Every Kilometer Driving Downhill The E-Tron Recuperates Enough Energy To Gain One Kilometer Of Range

We have been waiting for Audi to reveal the new e-Tron Quattro for what seems like a millennium. Audi finally set a date - September 17 - when they will show us an all-electric Audi created to take on the rest of the expensive electric SUVs available on the market. In short, I am talking about the Tesla Model X and the Jaguar I-Pace. With the announcement of the reveal date, Audi also revealed additional information about their new car confirming it will be fast, advanced, and quite efficient.

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The Audi e-Tron Offers Less Than 250 Miles of Range; Six-Second Sprint to 60 MPH

The Audi e-Tron Offers Less Than 250 Miles of Range; Six-Second Sprint to 60 MPH

Total output is rated at 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque

Audi has finally released technical information for the E-Tron electric SUV, and there are plenty of juicy bits to parse through. Chief among these details is the e-Tron’s power output, which is rated at 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque, all of which comes from a pair of electric motors. The power output of the e-Tron is just one of many new details Audi released about the electric SUV. Apparently, it also has short-term boost capability, a feature that unlocks the e-Tron’s full power figures — 402 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque — albeit for just eight seconds at a time.

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The Virtual Mirrors on the Audi E-Tron are Futuristically Cool

The Virtual Mirrors on the Audi E-Tron are Futuristically Cool

Here’s to hoping we see it sooner than later

The Audi E-Tron may be the first Audi to feature all-electric capabilities, but it’s also the first production Audi model to feature cameras in place of traditional side mirrors. The technology is called the Audi Virtual Mirror, and it is obnoxiously cool. The setup involves a pair of small cameras sitting in the place where the mirrors should be. The camera then feed visual signal to two small touch-screen display units near the door handles, both of which can be configured in a variety of ways.

Not only are the optics of it cool, it also represents a new way of using cameras on vehicles that have largely been disallowed among road cars for various reasons. More importantly, the aerodynamic benefits of using virtual mirrors will also help Audi improve the E-Tron’s coefficient of drag, in large part because the size of these cameras will allow Audi to design thinner casings to store them in. The days of large clunky casings appear to be over in what can only be described as a classic case of reinventing the wheel to accommodate the rise of modern technology. The Audi Virtual Mirrors look awesome and if it ends up on the production version of the E-Tron, expect it to find its way into other future Audi models sooner than later.

Unfortunately, the arrest of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler scuttled plans to have the electric crossover debut at the Audi Summit in Brussels, Belgium on August 30. Hopefully, the delay doesn’t take too long because we can’t wait to see the Virtual Mirror in action on an actual production model.

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Audi to Offer the E-Tron Quattro With Sideview Cameras in Markets that Allow It

Audi to Offer the E-Tron Quattro With Sideview Cameras in Markets that Allow It

A first for production models

As the Audi e-Tron all-electric SUV is moving closer to production, the German automaker is releasing new details about the battery-powered hauler. And although it looks almost like a conventional Q7 on the outside, the e-Tron is significantly different when it comes to aerodynamics. The e-Tron not only has the lowest drag coefficient of any Audi SUV, but it will also become the first production vehicle to feature cameras instead of mirrors.

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The New Audi E-Tron SUV Will Shed its Camo at the Audi Summit on August 30th

The New Audi E-Tron SUV Will Shed its Camo at the Audi Summit on August 30th

It’s still twice the price of the Audi Q7, though

The Audi E-Tron SUV hasn’t even gone into production yet, and it already has a pretty long history. It started life as the Audi E-Tron Quattro concept, and since then Audi has been pushing the E-Tron Prototype – even going so far as trying to generate social media attention while it was roaming the streets during the Geneva Motor Show. More recently, Audi announced that it would be priced at double that of the Q7, or $99,000. Be that as it may, and despite the fact that we’ve pretty much seen the whole design, Audi will pull the camo off on August 30th at the Audi Summit in the Brussels.

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2018 Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

2018 Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

It’s actually working and will be raced at Formula E events!

Launched in 2013, the Vision Gran Turismo program gave mainstream automakers to develop wild concept cars for the Gran Turismo 6 and Gran Turismo Sport video games. No fewer than 26 virtual vehicles were created by more than 20 carmakers until 2018, with the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Aston Martin, Toyota, Chevrolet, Lexus, and Bugatti having joined the ranks. Come 2018 and Audi launched its first concept car for the Gran Turismo Sport video game. But unlike the competition, the Audi e-Tron Vision Gran Turismo is a fully functional vehicle.

While most Vision Gran Turismo concepts were developed exclusively for the pixelated world of Gran Turismo, some were built as full-scale models, and only a small fraction had an actual drivetrain. But none of them were able to function as actual race cars outside the video game. Audi is the first to deploy its Vision Gran Turismo car to real-world racetracks, as the fully-electric vehicle will be used as a taxi during Formula E events.

One of the first manufacturers to enter Formula E with a factory-backed team, Audi is now the first carmaker to offer its customers and guests the opportunity to experience Formula E’s city circuits as passengers in the e-Tron Vision Gran Turismo. This will happen starting April 14, when Formula E goes to Rome, Italy, for the seventh race of the 2017-2018 season. There’s no specific information as to how you can sign up for a ride, but a Vision Gran Turismo concept that actually works in the real world is a might big accomplishment.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi e-Tron Vision Gran Turismo.

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Video of the Day: Shmee Drives the Audi E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo

Video of the Day: Shmee Drives the Audi E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo

Audi turned the E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo Concept into a real-life, drivable track car and this lucky fella gets to take it around a track. We should all be so lucky. The real question is whether or not you’ll ever be able to get used to hearing a car make the noise this thing does...

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Audi Thinks The E-Tron Quattro is Worth Double that of a Q7; Sets Pricing at $99,000

Audi Thinks The E-Tron Quattro is Worth Double that of a Q7; Sets Pricing at $99,000

Audi’s Tesla Model X fighter now has a price tag

Audi has finally released the price tag for the e-Tron Quattro, and it’s a doozy. In the German market, the electric SUV will start at €80,000, or just a tick under $100,000 based on current exchange rates. Pricing and availability in other markets will be announced at a later date. There you have it, folks. If you want to get your hands on an e-Tron Quattro, you’re going to have to break the bank.

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Audi Teases an E-Tron GT That Could Battle the AMG GT 4-Door and 8-Series Gran Coupe on Electricity Alone

Audi Teases an E-Tron GT That Could Battle the AMG GT 4-Door and 8-Series Gran Coupe on Electricity Alone

It’ll be a mission of Mission E and Audi DNA

Audi’s EV offensive revolves around the e-Tron line. The E-Tron Quattro will come first with the production version of the E-Tron Sportback Concept being a potential second EV model. All that may have changed, however, as Audi has just teased what it is calling the E-Tron GT, a four-door, coupe-like tourer that will run on electricity alone and have looks powerful enough to make the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door and the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe run away screaming. And, for what it’s worth, we’re saying that after only seeing about one-third of the vehicle through teaser-darkened eyes.

Will Audi have an all-electric, E-Tron tourer that can actually lay waste to gasoline-powered models in the same segment? Well, this prototype is scheduled to debut in the early 2020s, so it certainly looks that way, doesn’t it?

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The Audi E-Tron Prototype is the Not-so-Cool Successor to the E-Tron Quattro Concept

The Audi E-Tron Prototype is the Not-so-Cool Successor to the E-Tron Quattro Concept

It’s not bad, but it’s not as good as the concept

The Audi e-Tron SUV Prototype has shown up at the Geneva Motor Show with a layering of “special” camo and the desire to prove its worth as it prepares to engage in a dramatic, real-world testing phase that will cover four continents and a wide range of traffic conditions and weather patterns. There is no word of performance specifications, but those will undoubtedly come to light once all 250 working prototypes complete their 3.1 million mile conquest.

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The New Audi E-Tron Prototype is Roaming around Geneva Right Now!

The New Audi E-Tron Prototype is Roaming around Geneva Right Now!

Use the #etron hashtag if you see it…

Audi is presenting its new e-Tron Prototype (yes, another SUV) at the Geneva Motor Show. This prototype, however, is functional and even roaming the streets of Geneva between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm local time today, March 5, and tomorrow, March 6. Audi’s latest campaign brings the prototype to the streets, and Audi even says it’ll let you take a seat inside to learn more about it. If you happen to see it roaming the streets, Snap a picture and share it on social media with the #etron hashtag and Audi may just display it on their dedicated homepage: e-Tron.audi.

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2017 Audi e-tron Sportback Concept

2017 Audi e-tron Sportback Concept

It’s a preview of a production model that will come shortly after the e-tron Quattro

Audi takes every chance it gets to remind us of its intentions to bring a whole range of electric vehicles that will, given enough time, eventually replace its entire lineup of gasoline and diesel-drinking models. The most recent model includes the Audi e-tron Quattro concept, an SUV slated for production in 2018. But, Audi is also one of those brands that likes to blur the line between car and SUV, so it has come up with another concept called the e-tron Sportback Concept – basically another interpretation of the Quattro concept with a lower roof, slanted rear, and a few other unique styling cues. It even uses the same electric drivetrain as it’s taller-sitting brethren, which means it gets a 96-kWh battery pack, three electric motors, and an estimated range of about 310 miles. A fast-charging system could offer up as much as 248 miles with as little as 30 minutes of DC charging. And, you’ll probably be able to buy one by the turn of the decade, as Audi as said it will be introduced in production form shortly after the e-tron Quattro for the 2019 model year.

So, if you haven’t come to terms with the fact that electric cars are on their way up, you better get used to it. With more than 300 miles to a charge, up to 496 horsepower on demand, and the ability to charge extremely quickly, Tesla isn’t the only heavy-hitter on the block anymore. The technology is finally there to ease range anxiety, and Audi is planning to capitalize on this early in the game. But, for now, this little “coupish-SUV” is just a concept. It’s a strong preview of a production model, so let’s take a good look at it and see what the future holds in store for us.

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Audi's First Production Series EV to be called the "E-Tron"

Audi’s First Production Series EV to be called the "E-Tron"

Hybrid models will also use the name

German automaker Audi has confirmed that its future series production electric cars will use the name "e-tron." The news comes straight from Audi chairman Rupert Stadler, who added that the moniker will be carried without any specific model designation.

"It is comparable to the first Audi quattro, which was known simply as the quattro," Stadler said according to Autocar, adding that "in the long term the name e-tron will stand for a pure electric driveline structure."

On the other hand, he said that regular models will continue to use the e-tron name. Audi currently offers e-tron versions of the Q7 SUV and A3 Sportback five-door, but these have hybrid drivetrains that combine conventional engines and electric motors. As you may recall, the German brand pulled the plug on the R8 e-tron, the only e-tron with a pure electric drivetrain, after less than two years on the market and less than 100 units built.

Stadler confirmed once again that the first vehicle to wear the "e-tron" badge will be an SUV based on the e-tron quattro concept that was showcased at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The battery-powered people hauler will be followed by a small hatchback and a sedan by the end of the 2020.

At the same time, he said that Audi is working on a premium electric sedan aimed at the Tesla Model S: "I do believe that it makes sense for the Audi brand to be positioned in the top premium segment with this drivelinetechnology." Although a name has yet to be confirmed, it could be called the A8 e-tron.

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2016 Audi R8 E-Tron

2016 Audi R8 E-Tron

Audi has teased the idea of an electric version of its R8 supercar on more than one occasion. First we had the e-tron concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, which then made a debut at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Audi even went as far as to put its creation around the Nürburgring for a record-setting 8:09.099 minute lap time. Now, finally, it looks like the R8 e-tron is set to make it to showrooms worldwide.

The big news comes straight from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, where Audi showcased an all-electric supercar alongside the redesigned, second-generation R8. At first glance, the e-tron model is an R8 with the stock V-10 drivetrain swapped out for a pair of electric motors and their associated batteries, but this German-built EV with supercar credentials is more than that. And with zero emissions emanating from a non-existent tailpipe, the R8 e-tron represents a big step forward for green racing tech.

As expected, the R8 e-tron is one of the quickest EVs out there. What’s surprising though is that it can perform extremely well in the range department. How well, you may ask? Let’s say that the Tesla Model S needs a small range update next time Elon Musk rolls out a new upgrade. But you’re going to have to check out the review below for more info on that.

Updated 10/27/2015: While Audi already dropped official details on the R8 E-tron, this is the first time the new car was caught in action at the Nurbrugring race track. You have to admit that its blue exterior color looks stunning, and that orange light around the “sideblades” is also a nice detail.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi R8 E-Tron.

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2015 Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept

2015 Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept

Audi’s E-Tron moniker has a brand new member. Meet the E-Tron Quattro Concept. This all-electric SUV is the spiritual brother to the 2010 Audi E-Tron concept that debuted in 2010, and combined the latest technologies that make all-electric vehicles more of a consumer good than science project.

Of course automakers like Tesla and Nissan already have fully electric vehicles on the market. In fact, Tesla’s upcoming 2016 Tesla Model X will be a hardy rival to Audi’s E-Tron Quattro. However, the Model X will likely arrive before the E-Tron Quattro, which Audi promises in “early 2018.”

Rivalry aside, this concept is a solid look into what the future holds for Audi, both in terms of design and electronics. The sculpted exterior has hints of Audi’s current design themes with a generous portion of new flair sprinkled in. Powertrain wise, the E-Tron Quattro packs three electric motors – one up front and two in back – to move the low-slung SUV to 62 mph in a projected 4.6 seconds and onto a governed top speed of 130.5 mph.

Besides offering surprising performance, the E-Tron Quattro is filled to the brim with futuristic tech, including its charging system. There is a Combined Charging System that handles DC and AC current, a wireless induction system, and a solar panel system built onto the roof. If you’re lucky enough to find a 150-kW DC fast charger, the Audi’s battery pack can be recharged in roughly 50 minutes.

These details only scratch the surface, so keep reading for all the futuristic tech.

Updated 09/21/2015: We’ve added a series of new images we took at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Find the new images in the "Pictures" tab.

Continue reading for my full review of the E-Tron Quattro Concept.

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Next Audi R8 And R8 E-tron Will Be Unveiled In Geneva

Next Audi R8 And R8 E-tron Will Be Unveiled In Geneva

After eight-years and countless road and race variants, it’s looking like we’ll be seeing an all-new Audi R8 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, and a fully-electric E-tron version will debut at the same time. That’s the word from our friends over at Car Advice, who recently spoke with Audi board member for technical development, Ulrich Hackenberg.

You might remember that an E-tron based on the first generation was all but a certainty for production after it debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, but after that, everything went silent. Now we know it was because the car’s range was not up to Hackenberg’s standards. He now promises a 400-plus mile range for the new R8-based E-tron.

“First I did agree to stop such a project,” said Hackenberg to Car Advice about the 2009 E-tron concept. “The project had to be re-engineered because the range was 220 km (136 miles) – it was not enough. So what I made with the team was to continue to work on this, and we could realize between 400 (248 miles) and 500 (310 miles).”

For now, Hackenburg sees low-volume supercars as the best application for electric power, and explains that the R8 platform would be used as “a carrier for technologies.” He also expressed his desire to see some form of electrification in every future Audi, starting with the recently unveiled new Q7 and the next R8 and A8.

Hackenburg was tip-lipped about specifics for the next internal-combustion R8, but did have some bad news for fans of manual gearboxes, announcing it will only be available with a dual-clutch transmission and no manual option. He went on to explain that if it’s personal lap times you’re after, DSGs will beat manuals every time.

Click past the jump to read more about the next Audi R8 and R8 E-tron.

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Audi Confirms One New Plug-In Hybrid E-Tron Model Every Year

Audi Confirms One New Plug-In Hybrid E-Tron Model Every Year

Even though Audi was until recently a bit behind both BMW and Mercedes-Benz in terms of plug-in hybrids and road-going electric cars, the Ingolstadt manufacturer is now on the rebound. To make up for lost ground, Audi plans to roll-out a new plug-in hybrid model every year, albeit it oddly doesn’t mention the exact time period for the whole shebang. Apart from the e-tron-branded vehicles, the Audi is also working on purely electric cars to launch in the near future, confirming the recent rumor about an all-electric sports car and a crossover SUV running on nothing but batteries.

The above information was revealed at CES 2015, where strangely enough not a single plug-in hybrid or electric Audi concept car was in attendance, with the carmaker instead plugging its autonomous driving technology. Apart from developing an entire range of plug-in hybrid or fully-electric cars in the near future, Audi is also working hard to improve contactless charging for the aforementioned types of vehicles, with the greatest effort being placed into induction-based energy, something the German car manufacturer calls Audi Wireless Charging (AWC).

As the first plug-in hybrid vehicle from Audi was successfully-launched in 2014 in the shape of the A3 e-Tron model, the next road-going car using similar technology will apparently be part of the medium segment, although the carmaker declined to go into specifics. If I were to guess, Audi is probably talking about a plug-in hybrid 2016 Q7 to go on sale in 2015, even though I fail to see how that beast of an SUV could be ever considered as part of the "medium segment."

Click past the jump to read more about Audi’s future Plug-In Hybrid E-Tron models.

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