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Volkswagen, the parent company of Audi, is trying to establish itself as the electric powerhouse in the North American market. Part of this includes ensuring Audi’s position as a strong contender in the luxury electric car segment. And Audi is certainly making all the right moves with its powerful lineup of EVs, especially compared to competitors like Lexus that don’t currently sell an all-electric vehicle.

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So, let’s detail Audi’s diverse electric lineup, from tough sports sedans to coupe-like electric SUVs. If you’re in the market for an Audi EV, you can’t go wrong with checking out the Audi EV range.

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e-tron GT

The e-tron GT is Audi’s ultimate manifestation of what an electric car should be. And while many manufacturers offer fully electric cars, Audi is among the most forward-thinking brands in the automotive world, so you know its offerings will set the trend for years to come. The e-tron GT comes in two distinct flavors: the regular e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT.

Both cars are absolute beasts, but it just so happens that the RS e-tron GT is even bolder than the regular e-tron GT. The RS version of the e-tron GT generates 637 horsepower (in boost mode) from its twin engines and achieves a range of 232 miles from its 93 kWh battery.


The RS e-tron GT can accelerate to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. Of course, the regular e-tron GT isn’t slack and runs the acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. For most people, the regular e-tron GT is the sensible choice, especially considering it’s about $40,000 cheaper than the RS model of similar performance.

e-tron GT models come with three years of free shipping on the Electrify America charger network, which might not be a huge incentive to buy these vehicles, but it’s nice to have nonetheless. An intriguing fact is that Audi’s parent company, Volkswagen, owns the Electrify America network, and Volkswagen makes great electric cars.

The e-tron GT models also feature an insanely fast charging that can take a car battery from 5% to 80% in about 22.5 minutes. The most distinctive aspect of the e-tron GT is its design, which is more aggressive than its Porsche Taycan counterpart. The e-tron GT is arguably one of the most beautiful cars on the road today.

e-tron

The Audi e-tron is one of the most elegant SUVs available, and it is available in two different body styles. The regular e-tron is a low, wide SUV that looks a lot more expensive than its price might suggest. The e-tron is also available as a “Sportback,” which means it’s the mandatory coupe version of the SUV and as an S model.

The standard e-tron starts at $65,900 and features two motors and a range of 222 miles from its 95 kWh battery. The twin e-tron engines generate up to 402 hp with a special active boost mode. The e-tron S, on the other hand, is more pricier with a starting price of $84,800, but it’s also much more powerful with 496 hp and 717 lb-ft (yes, you read correctly).

The e-tron S is also special because of its three electric motors, one of which is used to power the front wheels, and the other two to power the rear. The e-tron S is also available as a Sportback model, which is pretty standard at this point for a luxury SUV.


Q4 e-tron

The Q4 e-tron is an affordable alternative to the e-tron and e-tron S models. Just like its more expensive cousin the e-tron, the Q4 e-tron is also available in standard body configurations, in addition to the Sportback model. Pricing for the Q4 e-tron starts at $49,900, and the Q4 e-tron in the standard chassis configuration has a range of about 241 miles from its 82 kWh battery.

The non-coupe body design is also practical from a storage capacity perspective, featuring 53.1 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded. In terms of styling, the Q4 e-tron isn’t as elegant and mean-looking as the e-tron, but it’s still a decent-looking car. The headlights look very futuristic and add to the exterior of the car, but the grille is not well executed, especially in comparison with the e-tron.

In terms of performance, the Q4 e-tron doesn’t slouch. Equipped with Audi’s famous quattro AWD, the car cuts 295 horsepower from its twin engines. The Q4 e-tron is also equipped with fast charging, and can recharge from 5% to 80% using a DC fast charger in about 38 minutes.

The Q4 e-tron is also offered with free charging of 250 kWh, obviously using VW’s Electrify America infrastructure. This is a very important model for Audi, especially given how important the SUV crossover is in terms of sales volumes of manufacturers in this segment. The e-tron and e-tron GT are highly desirable cars, but this model would be Audi’s bread and butter.

Future Audi EV Models

The future is electric, and this also applies to sports cars. according to cnetAudi plans to replace its Halo R8 sports car with an all-electric model. Linda Kurtz, Audi’s head of product marketing for the Audi Sport division, explained that they want to “transform the R-Sector, and the R-Section will be entirely electric.

…part R will be completely electric. This is our work for the next decade

The current R8 is a beast, but it’s powered by a massive V10 (looks cool) engine that will likely be phased out after the R8 ends up running in the current iteration.

All-electric Audi

Audi is clearly in every sense of the word with its electric car efforts, and they have a really solid lineup that doesn’t bode well for their future endeavours. It will certainly be interesting to see what Audi has in store for its electric future, especially in terms of its R and RS sub-brands.

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