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A New Era of Electric is Here: Meet the Audi E-Tron

It's the 21st century, yet we're still using engine technology from a century ago. I won't lie—I am a lover of a good exhaust note from an automobile; however times are changing, and the electric car industry is making a name for itself in this modern era. With companies like Tesla leading the board, many have asked who will bring competition to the table? That question has been answered by a manufacturer known for its fantastic handling abilities in snow. The word "quattro" may ring a bell—and with that being said—Audi has entered the electric car game with the all-new Audi e-tron. 

As with reviewing any new car, I am always skeptical to a degree as they tend to butter a consumer's biscuits more than what the vehicle is capable of. However, Audi has yet to disappoint, and once again they have impressed me with their 100% electric SUV. The e-tron is not only state-of-the-art with its electric-only basis, but the features are something to talk about as well. We're talking about an electric SUV that can tow over 4,000 pounds and not deplete its batteries. I would have never thought that day would come. 

That is just the beginning. One would think the range for an SUV would be minimal versus a car. However, the e-tron excels in the range game. It boasts more than a 160-mile range on a fully charged battery, and wait for it…30 minute charge time. Yes, you heard me right—30 minutes with the Audi 150 kW public speed charge system. This is a real game-changer in the electric car industry, all thanks to Audi.  

The all-new e-tron is a cool yet practical electric SUV, something I thought I would never say. It's luxurious and comes with Audi’s signature quattro, all-wheel drive. It is an SUV that can appease a family or the businessperson who wants to be more eco-friendly on their commute to work. The e-tron is my first choice for an electric SUV. In the game of chess, it's your move, Tesla. Audi is playing this one well, really well.


1. Leading the Charge 

  • 30 minutes of high-speed charging sets you up with 160 driveable miles.  
  • Fast charging—150 kW DC charging
  • Battery—95 kWh capacity

2. Free of Charge 

  • Audi e-tron owners will receive approximately 2,000 miles of pure electric driving, at no additional cost, from Electrify America sites over a four year period.

3. In for a Shock 

  • This electric car is equipped with Audi DNA including quattro technology, towing capacity of 4,000 pounds, 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds and technology built in from every angle. 

4. Hello, Alexa 

  • The Audi e-tron has in-car Amazon Alexa integration. Access Alexa-enabled devices, Amazon music and more while on the go. 

5.  The Perks 

  • Check out options for Federal or state tax credits and incentives for going electric.