News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Audi Logo

Audi e-tron News

Every new electric car coming to Australia in 2021

When discussing Australia's dearth of electric cars and their related infrastructure, the debate always comes back to consumer choice – or lack thereof. However, with a list of incoming launches, promised models and electric-powered variants on the cards, the limited-choice excuse will hopefully soon be a distant memory...

Electric vehicle sales have doubled so far this year

Official new car sales data released today shows 558 electric vehicles were reported as sold during January and February of 2021, an increase of 105.1 per cent over the same months last year. The increase could be higher if Tesla sales were included in official data. Although Tesla has been selling cars in Australia since 2014, it does not provide monthly sales updates...

2021 Audi E-Tron GT leaked ahead of February 9 debut

The 2021 Audi E-Tron GT has leaked online, ahead of its full unveiling on 9 February 2021 at 11pm AEDT. An array of photos published to Spanish website Cochespias – and subsequently re-shared by CarAdvice spy photography partner Andreas Mau (@race356) on Instagram – reveal the upcoming E-Tron GT inside and out, free of the Audi-branded camouflage that adorned late-stage development cars in official previews and spy photos...

Australia’s state-based approach to electric vehicles is nonsense

Hot on the heels of MG releasing Australia’s most affordable pure electric car – the 43-grand drive-away ZS EV – two states did exactly what you’d expect blinkered governments to do. They proposed an ill-thought-out and poorly planned new tax. MG isn’t the only one either. Tesla has been plugging away in this country for years now, with little incentive other than its own to buy the product...

Sales of electric cars overtake petrol and diesel for the first time in Norway

Norway has become the first country in the world where sales of fully electric cars outnumbered those powered by petrol, diesel and hybrid. The Scandinavian country recorded a total of 141,412 new car sales in 2020, with electric vehicles (EVs) accounting for 76,789 (or 54.3 per cent) of those sales...

Audi reaffirms its commitment to all-wheel-drive in the electric-car era

German car maker Audi has reaffirmed its commitment to all-wheel-drive, even as it pivots with the rest of the car industry to electric power. As Audi celebrates the 40th anniversary of its all-wheel-drive “quattro” system, the company says it is well progressed with plans to evolve the technology and apply it to pure electric cars...

New Zealand Prime Minister adds to her electric-car fleet

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to switch to electric power for her ministerial car, from a BMW 7 Series diesel to an Audi e-Tron. While the NZ government is about to take delivery of three Audi e-Trons for high-ranking politicians and VIP guests, two are expected to be based in the capital Wellington (in the far south of the North Island) – and at least one example is planned to be assigned to Auckland (650km away, in the far north) at Ms Ardern’s home alongside her personal vehicle, a Hyundai Ioniq electric car...

The Audi E-Tron's unusual side mirrors could soon appear on more cars

The Audi E-Tron not only marks the brand's first pure-electric SUV, it's also the first passenger car in Australia to offer cameras instead of side mirrors. The unusual technology, called 'Audi virtual exterior mirrors', is optional on the E-Tron range, but standard on First Edition models...

2020 Audi E-Tron SUV and E-Tron Sportback price and specs – UPDATE

Update, October 2020: The 2020 Audi E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback has now launched in Australia, with pricing now $600 cheaper across the range compared with the model's local announcement back in June 2020. Prices have been updated in this story to reflect the change. The Audi E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback are now available to order...

2021 Audi E-Tron: Five interesting facts for Australian buyers

Having spent a solid day behind the wheel of the 2021 Audi E-Tron, it's hard not to be impressed by some of the technical detail that underpins Audi's new electric SUV. Like Tesla's over the air updates and clever app-based controllability, BMW's extensive use of recycled materials inside the i3, and the way Nissan is looking to repurpose old Leaf electric hatch batteries as fixed power solutions in another life, electric vehicles bring with them a different way of thinking...

Public electric car charging in Australia: Your questions, answered

We’ve covered our fair share of electric cars at CarAdvice and yet, even as seasoned professionals, we still get tripped up by the complicated terminology and technology behind them. With different providers, plug types, manufacturers and standards in use, the language around electric car charging can often feel complicated and exclusionary for the average consumer...