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2019 Audi e-tron range revealed for US: What you need to know

2019 Audi e-tron range revealed for US: What you need to know

Audi has confirmed estimated range and availability for the 2019 Audi e-tron, its fully-electric SUV, and it's likely to lead to arguments among EV fans. Announced last year, the 2019 e-tron is arguably the automaker's most serious play in the electric space to-date, certainly in the US, taking on not only Tesla but Jaguar and others in the process.

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VW’s Electrify America is now a huge Tesla customer

VW’s Electrify America is now a huge Tesla customer

Electrify America will install Tesla Powerpack batteries across more than 100 of its electric vehicle charging stations in the US, the VW-owned startup announced today. The ambitious charger network includes DC fast charging stations that can deliver up to 350 kW of power to a compatible EV, but that can present serious issues depending on the nature of the grid connection serving it.

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Porsche Taycan gets 3 years free charging – and it’s super-fast

Porsche Taycan gets 3 years free charging – and it’s super-fast

Porsche Taycan buyers will get three years of free charging with their new sports EV sedan, as the German automaker ramps up to take on Tesla. While Porsche may not have a self-branded Supercharger-style network of its own to offer Taycan drivers, it does have access to Electrify America, and it's making full use of that.

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One of the big headaches in EV charging is about to get easier

One of the big headaches in EV charging is about to get easier

One of the potential game-changers for EV charging is coming to the US, with Electrify America confirming it'll be offering Plug&Charge support in its network. The Volkswagen-owned charger business plans to roll out more than 500 DC fast charging locations across the US by the end of the year.

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2019 Audi e-tron SUV First Drive Review

2019 Audi e-tron SUV First Drive Review

When I got the chance to test drive the new Audi e-tron in the deserts of Namibia, it was clear Audi hadn't developed an electric SUV merely for tarmac roads. While most drivers won't experience it, it turned out to be quite the thrill to drift an electric SUV. Indeed as far as I can remember, it's probably the most fun I've had behind the wheel of a luxury SUV.

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The Audi e-tron GT is capable and covetable

The Audi e-tron GT is capable and covetable

Audi didn't really need Robert Downey Jr. or an Iron Man connection to make the e-tron GT Concept stand out at the LA Auto Show 2018 this week: the stunning all-electric car is conspicuous enough on its own. Not only does the concept demonstrate Audi's flexible EV architecture, but its commitment to making electric cars that are not only capable but covetable, too.

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Porsche Taycan price won’t let Tesla rest easy

Porsche Taycan price won’t let Tesla rest easy

Porsche's all-electric Taycan will be priced to take on the Tesla Model S, the automaker has confirmed, settling fears that sales would be hamstrung by sky-high costs. Instead, Porsche suggests, the Taycan will actually slot in somewhere beneath the Panamera, the automaker's existing sedan.

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Lucid Motors just got an ultra-fast EV charging network

Lucid Motors just got an ultra-fast EV charging network

Electric car startup Lucid Motors has inked a deal to supply its upcoming luxury EVs with fast charging across the US, turning to Electrify America for its new charger network. The automaker expects to put its first model, the Lucid Air, into production in 2020. The four-door Mercedes and Audi rival is expected to offer up to 400 miles of range, depending on drivetrain.

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This van version of VW’s electric Microbus could beat it to market

This van version of VW’s electric Microbus could beat it to market

Volkswagen's electric Microbus has spawned a cute commercial cousin, with the I.D. BUZZ CARGO previewing VW's vision of the urban workhorse of tomorrow. Based on the same Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) as the I.D. BUZZ concept, which the automaker plans to put into production from 2022, the van variant could actually beat it to the road.

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The Audi e-tron is great news for Tesla drivers

The Audi e-tron is great news for Tesla drivers

Tesla may have had the early bird advantage in electric cars, but while increasing competition from vehicles like the new 2019 Audi e-tron may give Elon Musk's business plan a headache, for drivers it's all good news. The new electric SUV won't just headline Audi's new electric car strategy when it arrives in dealerships next year: it'll also mark a turning point in a new EV infrastructure that's great news for Tesla drivers too.

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2019 Audi e-tron: 5 key things you should know

2019 Audi e-tron: 5 key things you should know

With the 2019 Audi e-tron, the all-electric SUV category enters the big leagues. Launching in the US midway through next year, the new five-seater promises the Audi style and luxury we're familiar with from the Q5 and Q7, along with the off-roading abilities, but with zero emissions along the way.

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2019 Audi e-tron official: Luxury electric SUV gets priced for US release

2019 Audi e-tron official: Luxury electric SUV gets priced for US release

The electric SUV space is about to get crowded, with the 2019 Audi e-tron making its official debut in production form. Revealed in San Francisco, CA today, the all-electric five-seater promises the luxury and gadgetry you'd expect from an Audi, but with the green performance of an EV. Of course, there's one big question we have ahead of 2019 e-tron sales in mid-2019.

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