e-Tron SUV Will Represent “First Real Premium Manufacturer Doing A Premium Electric SUV,” Claims Audi Exec

While discussing the release next year of the company’s all-electric e-Tron SUV, a top Audi exec (Dietmar Voggenreiter, sales and marketing boss) commented that the model will represent “the first real premium manufacturer doing a premium electric SUV.” I guess that the Tesla Model X doesn’t count? Or is just that Tesla isn’t a “real premium manufacturer?”

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Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept Is A 124 MPGe Hybrid

The Audi Allroad Shooting Brake e-tron Concept is something old, something new, and something very exciting to talk about. Audi stuck a plug-in hybrid drivetrain capable of delivering nearly 480 ft-lbs of torque, along with an all-electric driving range of some 31 miles, into a gorgeous shooting brake bodystyle that we can’t help but fall in love with.

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Video of R18 e-tron Testing At Monza

At the 24 Hours of LeMans races, there are various different types of prototype vehicles, including diesel and hybrid-electric ones. The Le Mans-winning Audi R18 e-tron Quattro is shown here during testing at the Monza race track, reaching speeds of up to 210 mph! It exhibits a highly unique sound resembling that of a jet engine and uses a KERS hybrid system to beat out the competition. It is also loud (for those which enjoy that).

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