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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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Porsche Electric Pit Stop sees faster, smarter EV charging

Porsche Electric Pit Stop sees faster, smarter EV charging

If electric performance cars are to work, fast charging needs to be more flexible and more prevalent, and Porsche believes it's found the answer. Dubbed the Porsche "electric pit stop," it's a charging system built up of modular blocks that can adapt more readily to existing infrastructure, space constraints, and how many cars it might be expected to deal with.

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The 2020 Audi e-tron’s cabin is an EV tech haven

The 2020 Audi e-tron’s cabin is an EV tech haven

A thoroughly modern Audi EV deserves a thoroughly modern interior, and so the 2020 Audi e-tron SUV pushes the tech boat out. The automaker's all-electric rival to the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-PACE isn't expected to roll into the US until early 2019, but Audi has given us a sneak peak of the cabin we can expect.

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Electric car chargers across the USA: Target, Walmart, and more

Electric car chargers across the USA: Target, Walmart, and more

Electrify America announced new electric car charging stations this week that'll be popping up across the United States soon. New partners with Electrify America include Target Corporation, Brixmor Property Group, Kimco Realty Corporation, Sheetz, Casey’s General Stores, DDR Corporation, and Global Partners LP’s Alltown. More than 100 ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers are aimed at more than 100 major retail, convenience, and refueling locations across 25 states (in the USA).

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Audi’s e-tron SUV 95 kWh battery makes a debut Tesla would be proud of

Audi’s e-tron SUV 95 kWh battery makes a debut Tesla would be proud of

Audi gets an A for showmanship, introducing the world’s first 95kWh battery for the upcoming all-electric Audi e-tron SUV in a lighting-filled Faraday cage. Typically, you wouldn't want the sort of high voltages your EV relies on to be visibly dancing around the car, but a big battery deserves a big splash. When it reaches the road, mind, the e-tron's bleeding-edge power tech will be an even bigger deal.

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