Audi’s New Electric Car: The E-tron

Audi presented its first all-electric series-production model to the world public in Abu Dhabi, encouraging journalists to get behind the steering wheel of the Audi e-tron, experiencing the full-size SUV.

The test drive took place in Masdar City, a sustainable urban community and a ‘greenprint’ for cities of the future.

The city is a pioneer of sustainable urban development by incubating real-world solutions in energy, water efficiency, waste management and mobility.

“For more than a decade, we’ve been demonstrating innovative clean technologies, collaborating with government, academic and industry partners to bring new ideas to life.”

“There is an obvious synergy between the Audi e-tron test drive, our own investment to help commercialize future mobility solutions here at Masdar City, and the broader commitment of Abu Dhabi to provide a global platform for collaboration through initiatives such as Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week,” declares Yousef Baselaib the Executive Director of Masdar’s Sustainability division.

In today’s climate that urges consumers and companies alike to improve their carbon footprint, electric automotive innovations have a very important part to play in the future of the industry.

Journalists at the test drive described the event as a ‘surreal and a surefire sign of the future’ referencing the silence of 20 engines running simultaneously.

Audi Australia says the E-tron will be hitting the local market in the second half of 2019 with prices to start around $140,000.

The E-tron is a sporty SUV with two electric motors paired with the electric all-wheel drive, ensuring a smooth drive, with agile handling.

With the excite of electronic vehicles revolutionising automotive industry, there are always a plethora of queries to be answered.

What is the electric range of the E-tron, What’s its battery life? How long does it take to charge the E-tron? What’s the capacity of the Quattro engine? What does it sound like?

GQ Australia have taken the time to map out the 6 Things You Need To Know About Audi’s New Electric Car.

Source: 6 Things You Need To Know About Audi’s New Electric Car: The E-tron
10 Dec 2018