Audi e-tron

  • 2019 Audi e-tron prototype drive, Pikes Peak

    Audi announced its new Integrated Toll Module last February but Monday said the 2019 e-tron electric crossover SUV will be the first model with the new technology. The built-in toll transponder is housed in the rearview mirror with vehicle-to-infrastructure technology from Gentex. E-tron drivers can pass through fast lanes and regular lanes on select toll roads in the United States and Canada without any additional equipment. Audi said drivers should verify compatibility with local toll authorities first, however. The transponder can be turned on and off, or set for high-occupancy lanes when...

  • Audi management inspect first e-tron electric SUV off the line at plant in Brussels, Belgium
    2019 Audi e-tron enters production, full reveal coming Sept. 17

    Audi's first volume electric car, the e-tron, is almost here. Production of the first customer example, finished in Catalunya Red, was completed on Monday at the car's plant in Brussels, Belgium, a high-tech facility where automated transport systems bring the batteries to the assembly line just in...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron prototype drive, Pikes Peak
    2019 Audi e-tron first ride: pulling all the brakes

    Ignore the flashy, high-tech vehicle wrap, a cross between pixelated camouflage and hunting orange. The 2019 Audi e-tron is a non-event from inside, and that’s just what its maker intended. When it goes on sale next year, the e-tron electric crossover SUV will be the anti-Tesla. Its...

  • Audi e-tron electric SUV interior
    No mirrors, just screens: Audi shows off e-tron electric SUV's cockpit

    After delaying the debut of the e-tron electric SUV, Audi has revealed the first look at the model's interior. And it's properly futuristic. Audi's typical interior design language remains on display, but it's clear the electric SUV received a few unique pen strokes to set itself apart. Wedge-like...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron prototype
    With CEO behind bars, Audi delays reveal of e-tron electric SUV

    Audi's crucial new e-tron won't be revealed on August 30 as originally planned due to the latest diesel scandal-related crisis plaguing the automaker. The e-tron was scheduled to be revealed at an event in Brussels, Belgium, where the electric SUV's plant is located, but the reveal will now take...

  • Audi e-tron replaces side mirrors with cameras
    Audi e-tron will use cameras in place of side mirrors, but not in US

    Audi's first battery-electric crossover will also usher in radical new technology for the automotive industry. The production e-tron electric crossover will ditch traditional side mirrors and replace them with camera-based digital mirrors, the brand announced on Wednesday. Unfortunately, we won't...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV

    Audi's upcoming e-tron electric SUV will have a slick feature up its sleeve when it hits European roads: the battery will be able to charge more quickly than today’s Tesla hatchbacks on their dedicated Supercharger network. The keys to its rapid refueling are a dense, powerful battery pack and a new high-speed charging infrastructure. The battery pack bundles 432 pouch-type cells, 12 to a module, inside a sandwich of aluminum panels. Roughly the size of a queen bed, the battery pack bolts to the car’s structure at 35 points, which also makes it part of the structure itself. MORE...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi e-tron spy shots and video

    Audi is bringing an electric SUV to market in the form of the e-tron, and it's due next year, most likely as a 2019 model. First introduced as a concept at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, the SUV will be sized between the Q5 and Q7, which originally lead to speculation that it would use Q6 in its...

  • Audi Urban Future: Project New York, rendering of the exhibit at the Openhouse Gallery, New York
    Audi Envisions The Big Apple In 2030, E-trons Curiously Absent

    There are two things in this world that architects can't resist: funky eyewear and a good symposium. As proof of the former, we have Daniel Libeskind and Gordon Kipping. For the latter, we present the Festival of Ideas for the New City and one of its main attractions, a scale model of New York City...

  • Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert Sets Out For The Bermuda Triangle -- In An Audi

    Stephen Colbert is finally being put out to sea. The comedian, actor, and co-planner of 2010's Rally to Restore Sanity will sail toward the northernmost tip of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle in next month's Charleston Bermuda Race. For several weeks, we'd heard that Colbert would serve as Honorary...

  • Audi e-tron Concept for 2010 Detroit Auto Show
    Report: Audi's Latest E-Tron Confirmed As R4 Preview

    The latest Audi e-tron concept's shorter, trimmer proportions are thought to presage the coming R4.

  • 2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept
    Audi Confirms E-Tron For Production By 2012

    The Audi R8-based e-tron electric concept car could have running production prototypes within 24 months.

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