2021 Audi E-Tron Base Model and Sportback Now Charges Faster than Before

2021 Audi E-Tron Sportback

The line of electric cars is best utilized when they are capable of covering longer distances and can charge faster.

The 2021 Audi E-Tron has been improved and it is applicable for both the base model as well as the Sportback edition. The car is now able to charge much faster which saves you time and enables users to quickly cover long distances.

The electric SUV is already a crowd favorite considering the fact that there are very few cars that offer the level of comfort, features and fully electric capabilities. While most major automobile brands are going to launch their version fully electric SUVs in the near future, Audi is already way ahead of its competition. The on-board charger found in the newest variants has been increased from 11 kW to 22 kW, making them more powerful and faster to charge. Buyers planning to purchase the new 55 series models will get these features.

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Those who are looking forward to the next iteration from the brand will be able to purchase the 50 and the S-variants in the middle of 2021. With more than six months to go, it going to be a considerable wait for most people who just can’t wait. The charging connect system will be available for users to be installed at home and works seamlessly with the myAudi app. Users can know the charge level and lots of other information without stepping out of their home using the app. It makes it easier to know if your car is ready for a trip.

Shorter Charging Times

In their official report, the company claims that the 2021 Audi E-Tron 55 and the 55 Sportback edition will be able to get fully charged in just 5 hours. That is a great addition for people who like to go on long trips and can easily charge the entire battery cell in half a night before moving again. The fast charging will also allow intermittent charging schedules at gas stations without having to wait for five whole hours.

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The EV app and maintenance system will also avoid overloading your home’s power source by balancing its intake. Drivers can experience a better driving experience delivered by the 20-inch and 21-inch wheelbase offered in the newest variants. With orders being undertaken now, deliveries will begin towards the end of 2020. It is to be witnessed how other brands handle their charging times so that more people are inclined to go for electric SUVs as their next purchase.

2021 Audi Q4 E-Tron Spotted Camouflaged, Hitting Stores Next Year

The 2021 Audi Q4 E-tron was spotted on the road and despite the heavy camouflage, we could make out some of the design elements.

The disguised vehicle is set to hit stores next year and it looks like the production units are underway as planned without any delay.

Based on many official sources, it looks like the Q4 edition is going to directly compete with the Tesla Model Y in terms of design and performance. Besides, major automobile manufacturers are all ready to jump into the all-electric bandwagon. They are keen on creating EVs but will ensure the performance and luxurious add-ons found in their existing vehicles are carried forward to these new launches. The upcoming variant will be available as a basic edition while those who love additional performance can always go for the Sportback coupe form.

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In the past, Audi was planning to launch both the variants of the car at the same time. However, there is some changes expected due to delayed production. We cannot confirm more of this new at this point of time but it is better to wait for an official confirmation from the automobile brand. The entire car spotted on the road was camouflaged but it is clear that this will be very close to the production model which will later be sold in Audi stores.

Getting Close to the Launch

The 2021 Audi Q4 E-tron edition will use a clamshell bonnet combined with a blanketed front grille. Despite all the camouflage, it is still possible to make out the LED daytime running lights and its shape which has been retained from the outgoing edition. The roofline slopes freely from top to bottom to end in the tailgate. It is rather sharp but not too much so as to maintain the family-friendly appearance of the Q4 edition.

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The electric powertrain capabilities are rather important as they help determine whether this Audi offering could go head on against the Tesla Model. It is being speculated that it will be powered by dual electric motors combined with four wheel drive. The combined performance of the motors is to be around 302bhp with 306lb feet of torque. The car can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 6.3 seconds with a total range of 280 miles. If delivered, it would definitely be a worthy competitor for the Tesla Model Y. The vehicle can also reach about 80% of its charge in just 30 minutes.

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Audi E-Tron Offers More Features in New Trim Lines, 2020 Editions Revealed

Despite the growing situation, things are returning back to normal as automobile manufacturers like the Audi E-Tron has announced new trim lines for 2020.

The company has started offering lots of new features and buyers interested in upgrading their vehicle or joining the Audi family can do so with a revised pricing structure as well.

The latest in the line-up to receive these trim lines is the E-Tron Sportback which happens to be an electric SUV and the E-Tron base edition. These car models directly compete with Mercedes EQC and even though these changes are minor, they definitely make the new purchase worthy. Besides, people are looking forward to changing their decade-old cars would definitely enjoy the hybrid nature of this vehicle combined with the technological improvements it delivers for the asking price.

Five Trim Lines to Choose From

There are a total of five different trim lines to choose from which makes life easier for both budget buyers and those who love to customize their car to the core. The top of the line is taken control of by the Black Edition and the Vorsprung while the other three trim lines include the Technik at the base along with Sport and S-Line in the next two spots.

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All these variants surprisingly don’t change the size of the wheels and they are all offered at 20-inches diameter with LED lighting and an MMI touch system. The cars in all the five trim lines also support adaptive air suspension and with so many great features, it becomes an excellent value proposition for buyers looking to get the job done with a limited budget.

Black Edition Special Features

The Black Edition features premium synthetic twin leather seats and the extension is applied on the doors, center console as well as the dashboard. When combined, it provides a luxurious finish to the car. On the Vorsprung edition, 22-inch Audi Sport alloys are used and door mirrors can be attached as an additional accessory.

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The music system is taken care of by Bang and Olufsen surround sound system. The Audi E-Tron 2020 editions offer an excellent 195 miles and can go up to 247 miles if you are to tweak the settings a bit. It can also provide better information and map navigation while being connected to Audi’s smartphone interface to get all the information you need right on your smartphone. The 2020 model is priced at 59,900.

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Audi Speculated to Name its Electric SUV as E-Tron

Audi is planning to strengthen their hold on the name E-tron and it is speculated that the company is going to name their first electric SUV as the e-tron.

The name is a great start for the automobile brand that has plans to grow big in the electric vehicles sector and will define all their future models. A couple of months ago, it was said that Audi has planned to name its electric SUV as Q6 but things have changed ever since. Speaking to an automobile magazine, Rupert Stadler, Audi’s CEO commented that they have decided to go with the name e-tron and it will define their stand in the electric segment.

“We can easily compare the first EV with the first ever Audi Quattro which was simply called as the Quattro. In the long run, the name will be associated with pure electric variants and will be used for all models that fall under the category,” he said. While the CEO didn’t brief it, we can say that the other electric cars will be addressed as Audi A6 e-tron, A7 e-tron and others with the original model name in front of the e-tron tag.

The same cannot be applied for hybrid models. Stadler talking further to the auto magazine added that they are extremely interested in making an all-electric sedan. If confirmed, it will be the big competitor from Audi that goes head on against Tesla’s Model S sedan. Almost every manufacturer is keen to take down Tesla and its slew of cars. The EV company has already announced Model 3, a cheap electric car which is about to change the automobile industry forever.

The new car is slated for 2018 launch and if Audi has plans to step into the electric vehicle market at the right time, they should probably get ready right now and invest more in R&D developments. Audi has planned to roll out at least three electric vehicles before the end of 2020. They have also planned to launch a compact hatchback in the same period.

If there is a drawback for Audi to proceed forward and launch some kickass EVs, it is the fact that its parent company Volkswagen is undergoing some severe dieselgate issues. However, the top engineers and executives in the company are looking for ways to launch notable cars that would keep boost sales. We will know more about Audi’s plans as years’ progress.

Audi has its Focus on e-Tron and Plans to Start Production in 2018

Being part of the Volkswagen family created a tough time for Audi due to the diesel car emission scandal.

It has prompted the company to drive its focus on e-tron vehicles and they plan to start production by 2018.

While the core models that the buyers are looking forward to, are being manufactured as usual, it is a confirmed update that Audi has halted production of all non-core models. They are diverting the resources available so as to make electric powertrains a possibility. It will enable the brand to bring e-tron Quattro concept cars into production within the next two years and get it in the hands of people at least by 2019.

The Audi Q2 is done through the initial stages and the car will make it way to the Geneva Motor Show as promised. However, the company will be pulling the plug on the Q4 TT Offroad concept car as well as the TT sportsback.

They will not only be using their human resources available and the factories, but financial resources will also be diverted to produce the Quattron model as soon as possible. The Q4 is not going to hit the dealership stores this year as planned and has been pushed back to 2019.

Audi expects to sell the battery powered e-tron Quattro car for 65,000 Euros in Germany and pricing will be on the same lines in multiple regions. It is similar to the price tag used by the company’s top of the line models, but it is a necessity in order to cope with the cost of producing an electric car, confirmed the development team.

Tesla is the only company that is ahead of everyone else at the moment but creating luxury cars is their primary drawback. They hardly cater to the budget crowd, which is where Ford, BMW, Chevrolet and others are catching up. Plug-in hybrids are the most preferred option because they allow them to keep costs low, but also introduce buyers to a whole new world of electric motors before convincing them to go totally electric.

Once the e-tron is ready and shipped, Audi will focus on the much powerful h-tron model. It is expected to deliver a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour and will use a 90 kW electric motor. Is Audi going in the right direction by ditching conventional models?

We will know when they talk more about it at the Geneva show.

2018 Audi E-Tron vs Porsche Mission E – Which Concept Has More Potential?

Both Audi and Porsche showcased their new concept for electric powered vehicles during the Frankfurt Motor Show. The main difference between the two is that the 2018 Audi E-tron is an SUV, while the Porsche Mission E Concept is a sports car.

But other than the main difference, there are many similarities between the two. The question is which concept vehicle has more potential to become reality and attract more buyers?

 Mileage

With the improvement of technology, many vehicles will be able to offer mileage of 200+ miles. At the moment, the Tesla Model X, due for release at the end of September, offers a rating of 250 miles. The Audi E-tron and Mission E will take things up a notch. Based on the official releases, the 2018 Audi E-Tron will be able to deliver a mileage of 311 miles with a single charge. On the other hand, the Porsche Mission E Concept offers 300 miles with a single charge. But things are more complex in reality. Dig deeper and the Mission E offers supercharging. The Mission E Concept can recharge 80% of its battery in just 15 minutes, which translates to 250 miles. Audi’s SUV just cannot compete with those numbers. For comparison, the 2018 E-tron requires 50 minutes to charge from 0 to 100%.

 Charging System

One of the reasons for Porsche saying that there is no timetable for the Mission E concept is that the company is waiting for the current technology to catch up with their imagination. The EV technology needed to execute the concept is still not fully developed. The Mission E Concept uses 800-volt system, operating at twice the voltage than any other current electric vehicle. The 800-volt system is unique and we haven’t seen something like that in the real world. According to Porsche, the system uses two permanent “magnet synchronous motors”, one located on the front axle and the second located on the rear axle.

Audi, on the other hand, uses Level 3 DC charging stations for the E-tron. Charging requires a lot more time, but it is a realistic scenario. Audi even wants to develop a wireless charging system, which would be a little far-fetched at this point.

With that being said, Porsche’s dream is something that we would love to see in action, especially since it will deliver more than 600hp engine in an electric vehicle. If Porsche manages to develop the technology needed for the 800-volt system, it can surely win this battle.

Practicality

We mentioned that the main difference between the two concepts is that one is an SUV, while the other is a sports car. Well, when it comes to being practical, nothing beats a large SUV that might have seven seats. The Mission E Concept will be something that adrenaline junkies would love to have in their garage, but the potential for the 2018 Audi E-Tron is huge in terms of being able to reach mass markets.

 Price

 At the moment, the price for the Porsche Mission E Concept is not known. We do not know whether Porsche will make the Mission E a reality. However, judging by the policy of the company, Porsche is not the one to fail to deliver on their promises. The company has said the concept might become a reality in two or three years. On the other hand, the price for the 2018 Audi E-tron is rumored to be around $95,000. It is still too early to know, but with a price under $100,000 the E-Tron can attract a lot of buyers.

Audi Showcases the E-tron Quattro: the Large Electric SUV Concept Car Due for the Market in 2018

Audi showcased the E-tron Quattro, the large electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) concept car that is expected to be due in the market in 2018. The new E-tron Quattro, to be powered by a 95 kWH battery pack, is expected to deliver a driving range of 310 miles.

The new concept electric SUV is designed with a low roofline and appears more like a wagon rather than an SUV. However, this aerodynamic design is intended to optimize driving range from the power supplied by the electric system of the vehicle.

The E-tron Quattro features a 95 kWH battery which promises a driving range of 310 miles. The battery pack is fitted under the passenger seats deliberately, in an effort to lower the center of gravity. The battery set supplies power to three different motors, one each for the two rear wheels and one for the front wheels.

This alignment enables the drive system to put extra torque on the outside wheel, thereby pushing the back end and counteracting understeer. This arrangement enhances the overall handling of the vehicle. The 4-wheel-steering accommodates for high-speed turns and low-speed maneuverability while an air suspension enhances driving comfort.

The Audi E-tron Quattro battery pack takes 50 minutes to charge from zero to full when charged at a Level 3 DC charging station. The company is also looking at wireless charging options wherein the vehicle could drive on its own to a wireless charging pad.

The sharper line design of the E-tron Quattro reflects a combination of last year’s Prologue concept and Audi Q7. The geometric grille, narrow-roof-tailed cabin and LED headlights have been taken from Prologue.

The E-tron Quattro concept SUV’s retracting door handles and replacement of rear view mirrors with camera pods on the front fenders that transfer images at the back onto a monitor inside the cabin are features that enhance the aerodynamics of the new vehicle. Additionally, these features, combined with the low-roof cabin bring the coefficient of drag to 0.25 which is better than any other SUV in the market.

The concept car features an LCD on the instrument cluster, an idea borrowed from the company’s Virtual Cockpit driver interface. An LCD on the dashboard allows passengers view entertainment options while a smaller monitor at the console’s base enables the driver to set functions such as climate controls.

Audi E-Tron Quattro is Here, Should Tesla Be Worried?

We can safely say that 2015 is the year when most major car manufacturers grasped the idea of luxury, all electric vehicles. The last in line is Audi, with its E-tron Quattro, a concept SUV that the German manufacturer hopes will lure luxury customers into the market of electric vehicles.

Volkswagen opened the barrage at the Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in concepts, but everyone knew that Audi’s E-tron will be the star of the show. At the moment, the E-Tron Quattro is just a concept, but according to sources and reports, it will become reality by 2018. Audi says that the concept is the future of the company and shows what we can expect the cars in the next years.

For starters, Audi E-tron Quattro might have the highest mileage of all electric vehicles announced or released so far. Powered by three electric motors, the E-Tron can go up to 311 miles on a single charge. Another concept vehicle, Porsche Mission E Concept, also previewed at the Frankfurt Motor show, can go up to 310 miles.

The three motors, two of which are positioned on the rear axle and one on the front, combine for a power of 429hp when driving in normal conditions. Customers can choose to boost the power of the SUV when they want, which will be less fuel efficient, but the power can go up to 496hp. With so much power under the hood, the Audi E-Tron Quattro can sprint to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds and reach top speed 130mph. Now, we must mention that this is not the speed that Tesla offers with the ludicrous boost, but it is still good enough.

The concept car will feature a 95 kWh battery inside and Audi says that a 150 kW fast charger can get the battery to 100% in just 50 minutes. However, the problem is that finding such a plug will be mission impossible, even with technology expected to advance in 2018.

As for the exterior of the concept, Audi says that the crossover has a coupe-like silhouette. The E-Tron sits between the Q5 and Q7 in size. It is 16 feet long, 5.1 feet high and 6.3 feet wide. Inside, there are four seats, two for the front and two for the rear passengers.

Some other goodies include Matrix OLED lights that are debuting on the E-tron. Audi has also installed a solar roof on top of the vehicle, which should help with charging of the battery during sunny days.

Audi Unveils E-tron Quattro SUV to Compete Tesla Model X

At the Frankfurt Auto Show which is underway at the moment, Tesla is the manufacturer that everyone wants to compete with because the industry believes that electric cars are the future.

About a decade ago, the market was completely different and hybrid cars meant vehicles that used parts from multiple models to deliver speed on the road. However, at present, Tesla has set a new benchmark with their Model S and the upcoming Model X vehicles. The former is a sedan that is favored by luxury car lovers, while the latter is a SUV which is what the newly revealed Audi E-tron Quattro aims to compete with.

Some of the most exquisite features have been integrated into this vehicle, including the video mirrors, huge alloys, electric drive train and much more. The SUV is built on a coupe crossover body which renders it the sleek look that buyers have come to love. While everything seems impressive about the vehicle, it may be a while before you get to buy one. Audi has scheduled it for a 2018 launch.

The specifications of the concept e-tron Quattro shown at the Frankfurt auto show include two different electric motors that power the front and the rear wheel. When combined together, the engines offer an amazing 503 horsepower which is a feat most SUVs hardly accomplish. Audi has made it possible, at least with this concept that can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 4.6 seconds.

The manufacturer has used lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber materials to construct the SUV, which, when combined with a small footprint, allows it to have impressive acceleration levels. The top of the vehicle is at 131 miles per hour, which is less, compared to the conventional gasoline engines. At the moment, car designers are aiming to achieve maximum mileage than focus on top speed which electric motors lack, ever since they came into being.

At an average speed, the Audi e-tron Quattro can deliver 310 miles on a single charge. Tesla was the only company to have had such amazing numbers, but the Frankfurt show proved everyone wrong. Multiple vendors including Audi, Porsche, among others, have showcased electric vehicles with huge mileage, but a majority of them are concept cars.

Speaking during the event, Audi development chief Ulrich Hackenberg said, “We love competition. Our customers wanted this car. We will deliver it”.

He added that their concept is quite realistic which will be evident when they bring their Quattro to the market.

Audi’s All-Electric SUV is a Direct Competitor to Tesla Model X

Talk about electric cars and it is Tesla that will come to the forefront. By creating some of the amazing all-electric vehicles that offer impressive mileage, the company has set a benchmark which is not easy to beat.

However, leading car manufacturers are already doing their best to create impressive vehicles which has the potential to convince the buyers to go for a hybrid or a battery powered one. On the same lines, Audi is all set to unveil their fully electric SUV vehicle which will pose a direct competition to Tesla’s upcoming Model X.

Tesla has experienced phenomenal success with their Model S which is cruising on the streets right now, but the upcoming SUV is expected to be superior in terms of mileage, performance and safety features. Audi is prepping up an equally impressive vehicle which will borrow design features from the Q7 and Q5 series.

Creating a vehicle without the help of tech giants in the world is an impossible task. When you talk about battery and integrated cars, companies like IBM, Apple, LG are supposed to join the race. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has already paid a visit to BMW’s manufacturing plant while Audi confirms that they have signed a deal with LG and Samsung to achieve the feat.

Both companies have separate research and development wings. The respective teams are busy building a battery cell module which will enable Audi’s upcoming electric SUV to achieve significant mileage. According to rumors, the vehicle will be powered by three electric motors with a huge lithium ion battery mounted in between them. It reduces the center of gravity, thus providing an increased level of stability and comfort to the vehicle. Besides, it plays a crucial role in boosting the battery power and achieving more miles on a single charge.

The E-tron Quattro concept from Audi is all set for a grand unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The expo scheduled to take place in September this year is going to be an important event because every manufacturer in the world is taking a giant leap into the world of electric cars. Be sure to expect a whole lot of hybrids and all-electric vehicles at the show this year.

Audi e-tron Quattro should be able to run at least 310 miles and if they manage to accomplish the feat, they would beat Tesla’s records. Besides, such a discovery will convince buyers to go for it without thinking twice about running out of charge on the road.

Audi Q6 e-Tron All Electric SUV with 310 Mile Range to Debut at Frankfurt Motor Show 2015

Audi is determined to produce a better electric SUV than Tesla and rival the Tesla Model S.

Teaser pictures of the new, Audi Q6 e-tron have surfaced on the internet and the electric SUV that can offer up to 500 kilometers of running on a single full charge of the battery is set to debut on September 15, during the Frankfurt Moto Show.

Audi has just released a teaser photo of the new, all-electric SUV vehicle and it is already dubbed as the “Tesla killer”. One thing to note though, the Audi Q6 e-tron will be able to seat four people inside, while the Model S can offer seating for 7 people. The Q6 e-tron, however, has its own strengths and advantages.

The main advantage of the Q6 is its sporty, luxurious look and the mileage of more than 300 miles with a single charge.

For the design of the SUV, Audi took an approach “start from scratch”. The Q6 e-tron is not a modification of an existing SUV, but rather a design from the ground up. The underbody of the Q6 is very similar to the Tesla Model S, an underbody for a more aerodynamic look. The concept SUV uses three electric motors for driving, one powering the front wheels and two powering the rear wheels. Those three motors allow the Q6 e-tron to run on all-wheel drive system.

Sketches from the new design show a resemblance to the Q5 and Q7 models, but apart from the size, the Q6 e-tron is nothing like them. The only similarity is that the new model will sit somewhere in between in size. But the design is a departure from the current designs and is influenced heavily by the new head of design, Marc Lichte. The Q6 e-tron has sleeker profile than its bigger and smaller brother, for starters.

The biggest challenge for Audi, according to CEO Rupert Stadler, is to produce a fuel efficient car with zero-emission. In the past, SUVs were not seen as fuel efficient options, but Stadler believes that the new lightweight technology and the electric drive system show that SUVs can be quite efficient. The Audi Q6 e-tron is expected sometimes in 2018, which will conclude the development peek for Audi in the charging department.

Audi Partners with Samsung, LG to Deliver an Electric Car That Runs 310 Miles

Creating an all-electric car is such a tough call for the manufacturers that most of them have refrained from doing so. Audi is no different, but when they associate with Samsung and LG, things are entirely different.

Tesla is the only company, a luxurious one, that has managed to create electric cars that don’t rely on gasoline as a secondary fuel option. While other companies like Audi, BMW and Chevrolet have made electric cars, most of them offer less mileage making them unreliable for long drives. Tesla cars are too expensive for most consumers, but they are doing their best to bring down the pricing. Meanwhile, Audi is all set to break the Tesla record with a new partnership and is gearing up for a grand launch at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

The luxury car maker will showcase an all-electric car which promises 310 miles on a full charge. It’s a huge accomplishment because even the dedicated Tesla cars deliver just 270 miles. The Tesla Model X is an equal competitor to this upcoming Audi SUV, but in terms of mileage, the latter could easily beat it.

Q6 e-tron is the name for this concept vehicle that Audi has been working on. The company has created a powerful battery in their laboratory which borrows technology from Samsung and LG. The cell module technology is supplied by these two companies which they build in their factories and send it to Audi so that they can integrate it into their cars.

The conglomeration of technology firms like Apple and Samsung with the car manufacturers, BMW, Audi among others, has become inevitable. Even though the car companies would want to try their best to avoid such associations, they may not be able to do so because it has become an important aspect for consumers. A car should have all the latest technology embedded into it besides being compatible with smartphones and other devices. Getting rid of gasoline as its primary fuel will ensure that future cars are different than the ones that have been around for decades now.

The proposed Audi Q6 e-tron will feature a huge battery pack. It powers the vehicle and promises to deliver 310 miles on a full charge. However, the company has to cut down on a lot of other areas to reduce the weight of the SUV and achieve the proposed mileage. Extremely lightweight aluminum materials are being used in the vehicle, which also sports a compact design to appeal to majority of the buyers. We have very little information about the hardware specifications of the vehicle but when the Frankfurt motor show commences, you can surely expect a lot of information coming out.

Do you think this could be a massive hit and a game changer? Share your views in the comments section.

Audi Announces Pricing for A3 e-Tron Hybrid Car, Starts at $38,825

In an official statement, Audi confirmed the pricing of their upcoming hybrid plug-in vehicle, the Audi A3 e-tron.

Close on the lines of many other hybrid vehicles, the Audi A3 will have a base price of $38,825. The manufacturer confirmed the news and added that the pricing will include shipping costs which is good news for the buyers in the United States.

In an attempt to entice the customers and make them buy electric cars, big brands of the world introduced the concept of hybrid cars. The major hurdle that companies faced is a fully electric car doesn’t have any recharge point on the expressway and roads. It intimidated the buyers who were skeptical about purchasing such vehicles, because they are not reliable. With hybrid cars that run on both gasoline and electricity, the issue has almost been sorted out.

The A3 E-Tron is one such vehicle which has been conveniently sized and is much easier to drive than the conventional sedans from Audi. It is also expected to deliver better mileage, powered by a 1.4-liter engine gasoline engine. It offers 204 horsepower and 258 pounds feet of torque. The engine is connected with a 75kW electric motor which is powered by an 8.8 kilowatt lithium ion battery.

Audi has adopted a new design where the battery pack is mounted below the rear seat. The design ensures that you don’t have to compromise on trunk space, especially in a car that is designed for families and daily commuters. While the company confirmed that it will be an economical vehicle, they didn’t reveal the actual figures of the mileage it offers on gas and electricity.

However, the manufacturer did elaborate some of the unique features found in the vehicle. Three different modes are integrated into the car – a hybrid mode to use battery and gas as required by environment, an electric mode and a hold battery mode which ensures there is battery power left for an emergency situation.

On a conventional 120 volt home power source, users have to recharge the battery for eight hours while a 240 volt charging station is sold separately which cuts the charging time by half to just four hours.

The base model of the Audi A3 is priced at $38, 825 while the Premium Plus is at $42,925 and the Prestige pack will set you back by $47, 725.

Audi’s First Electrified Car 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Arrives in US in October for $37,000

Audi has confirmed the information that the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron will make its way to the US market. The German car maker has confirmed the price and the availability for the plug-in hybrid model.

The company has pinned October as the date when the vehicle will arrive in dealerships and the price is set at $37,000.

The A3 e-tron will be the first electrified car that Audi is selling in the US. The price of $37,900 doesn’t account for incentives and taxes and will join the already solid lineup of small cars by Audi. Alongside the A3 e-tron, Audi offers the A3 cabriolet, the S3 sport sedan and the classic A3 sedan in the US. The A3 e-tron will be the only among the group with a Sportback model.

Under the hood, the five-door plug in packs a 1.4 liter engine combined with an electric motor to produce 204hp and 258 feet of torque. The car is powered by the front wheels, and shipped with a six speed transmission. Sadly, the e-tron will not ship with the Quattro all-wheel drive system that Audi has been recognized for, around the world.

The A3 e-tron will ship with a standard 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery that will require minimum of 8 hours to fully charge. That is, if the owners use the standard 120V unit. However, for those who want faster charge, Audi offers a 240V charger as an optional. The 240V unit powers the battery from zero to 100% in less than three hours.

At the moment, it is not clear how many units will Audi ship to the US. Officials from the company are keeping the number secret, but according to sources, they are aware that it will be tough to sell many units in the US market, considering taxes and everything else. However, the A3 e-tron will try to forge a market for the foreseeable future, when Audi plans to launch many more electric and hybrid vehicles on the market.

Sales of electric vehicles in the US have decreased in the past few months. However, the sales in the premium segment are still strong, and the segment includes the A3 e-tron along the likes of Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz B-Class electric version and the BMW i3.

The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron is packed with rearview camera, Xenon headlamps, climate control as standard and has optional features including LED headlamps, iPod integration, heated seats, active lane assist system, MMI infotainment interface and a special audio system. All of the optional features are standard for the higher end Audi A3 e-tron models such as the Plus model and the Prestige trim.