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 prototype

    Audi will reveal the production version of its e-tron electric SUV at the second annual Audi Summit event, which this year is scheduled for August 30 in Brussels. The Belgian capital is an appropriate venue for the debut of the e-tron as it is where the electric SUV will enter production later this year. Audi will also use its Belgian plant to build a more coupe-like version of the e-tron dubbed the e-tron Sportback starting in 2019. Audi is waiting until the reveal of the e-tron to confirm the specs but has hinted at a range of at least 250 miles. A 150-kilowatt fast-charging system will...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV
    Lightning fast: Audi e-tron will charge quicker than a Tesla

    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...

  • 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...

  • 2010 Audi e-tron Spyder Concept live photos
    Audi Shows Diesel-Electric Plug-In Hybrid Concept At Le Mans Vers Le Futur

    Audi showcased its e-tron Spyder concept the day before winning this year's 79th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The diesel-electric plug-in hybrid roadster was first shown to the public at the 2010 Paris Auto Show but was brought out again for the demonstration drive called “Le Mans vers...

  • 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...

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    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

    We first brought you word that the e-tron would go to production, possibly as the R4, last October. Then in December Audi said production would be limited to about 1,000 units. Now a report is out that the latest e-tron concept, looking decidedly less like the R8 than previous e-tron concepts, is a preview of what the final model will look like. Destined to slot between the R8 and TT ranges, the R4/e-tron is expected to get a range of powertrains, not just electric power. The all-electric version will be the halo car of the model line, but the gasoline-powered version (or versions) will...

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

    With monstrous torque figures and all the good looks of the Audi R8, the all-electric e-tron concept from this year's Frankfurt Auto Show made waves in both the sport/luxury and green car press. Now it looks wants to send those waves through the market, too, as it has OK'd the e-Tron for...

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