Check out how Audi’s electric vehicles fare in terms of price, performance, and environmental friendliness.
The e-tron brand represents Audi’s electric vehicle offering. The premium German automaker and Volkswagen Group subsidiary launched the e-tron brand as part of their commitment to greener transportation and lowering carbon emissions. The e-tron series, like the rest of Audi’s luxury offerings, features state-of-the-art hardware and software as standard equipment. To promote the e-tron brand in the United States, Audi has launched multiple campaigns and established new partnerships. They have been harping on the effectiveness, convenience, and ecological benefits of electric cars.
In response to the growing EV market, Audi has been investing in charging infrastructure and partnering with charging providers to simplify charging for e-tron owners across the United States. Audi dealers are prepared to service and maintain e-tron vehicles so that customers have a positive ownership experience. The United States now has access to the full range of Audi’s electric e-tron lineup. All the prices for these examples are here for your perusal. You can pick from a wide variety of SUVs and just one sedan. Audi may be trying to cash in on the popularity of crossover vehicles by only offering one e-tron body style at the moment.
A 40 e-tron version of the Audi Q4
Audi’s entry-level all-electric vehicle is the Q4 40 e-tron. It is based on the same MED platform as the Volkswagen Group’s ID.4, so the two cars are mechanically similar. This base model is propelled by the rear wheels by a single-speed engine developing 201 horsepower and 230 pound-feet of torque. The crossover’s 77 kWh battery pack allows for 265 miles of range between charges.
The Q40 40 e-tron’s base Premium trim comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch infotainment system, LED ambient lighting, and 19-inch alloy wheels. There is a $56,000 Premium Plus package that adds adaptive cruise control, a virtual cockpit, a Sonos premium audio system, and Audi’s convenience package.
e-tron 50 Audi Q4
The Q4 50 e-tron is a good option if you want a small EV SUV with more power and all-wheel drive. Audi’s dual-motor Quattro system, used in the 50 state-of-tune, produces 295 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. The Q4 50 e-tron’s lower energy return of 93 MPGe and shorter range of 236 miles are the result of its greater power output and curb weight.
The Q4 40 and 50 e-tron are feature-for-feature equivalents, but the 50 e-tron comes with the more desirable S Line exterior package as standard equipment. Reviews and owners agree that the Q4 e-tron’s all-wheel drive package is the best option for the vehicle. However, this results in less mobility and higher energy requirements.
Q4 e-tron Sportback
The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron’s distinctive SUV coupe profile makes it more noticeable to the naked eye. It has the standard SUV body style, complete with a closed grille and sleek LED headlights and taillights. While this model has been panned for its lack of driver involvement, the visuals suggest otherwise.
The Q4 e-tron Sportback has been criticized for being a dull and uninspiring vehicle. While Audi’s intention was to ease the transition from gas-powered to electric vehicles, the brand has been criticized for producing a string of forgettable automobiles. The Q4 Sportback e-tron may not be as exciting to drive as its gasoline-powered Quattro competitors, but it does usher in a new era of electric mobility for a prestigious automaker. Audi can do better at providing an exciting driving experience that lives up to the brand’s reputation for potency.
The Audi Q8 e-tron
The Audi Q8 e-tron replaces the e-tron as the flagship SUV model for the German automaker. This clade has nothing in common with the current ICE Q8 models. The Audi Q8 e-tron is more elegant and well-proportioned than the BMW i8 and the Mercedes-Benz EQ, its main rivals. Backing up the cutting-edge grille and headlight integration up front is a full-width light bar.
Audi thinks its customers will largely go with the default SUV setup. It’s a sleek and powerful ride that integrates an electric motor and high-end performance seamlessly.
e-tron Q8 Sportback
The Q8 Sportback e-tron has the same features as a regular SUV, but its low, sporty roof makes it stand out from the crowd. The EPA estimates it will have a total range of 300 miles and a combined MPGe of 86. The Sportback’s interior is just as roomy as the hatchback’s, despite the hatchback’s smaller trunk.
Its 5,798-pound curb weight is felt behind the wheel of the Q8 Sportback, despite the car’s sporty appearance. The best mental image for prospective buyers of this SUV is a futuristic grand tourer.
e-tron SQ8 from Audi
The SQ8 e-tron is powered by three electric motors, which together produce 496 horsepower and 718 lb-ft of torque. The performance electric SUV can now sprint to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds and top out at 130 mph (with a speed limiter). The most noticeable upgrade is the battery pack, which has increased from 95 kWh in the previous generation e-tron S to 114 kWh in this one. This greatly increases the usefulness of the range. The new model has an increased range from 223 miles to 290 miles on a single charge.
The SQ8 is vastly superior, particularly in terms of charging velocity. It takes just 31 minutes to charge from 10% to 80% capacity when using the maximum charging power of 170 kW. The SQ8 is now an even more attractive and adaptable electric SUV, satisfying the needs of both thrill-seekers and those who prioritize driving range.