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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...

More Australian buyers keen on electric cars, but doubts remain - survey

More Australian buyers than ever before would consider an electric vehicle as their next car purchase, according to a new survey from the nation's peak electric vehicle body. As part of its annual State of Electric Vehicles report, the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) worked with insurers NRMA, RACV and RAA to survey 2902 Australian consumers and found 56 per cent would consider an electric car as their next vehicle, up on 53 per cent in 2019...

2021 Audi E-Tron S: superfast electric SUV due in Australia next year

Audi is out to prove electric cars don’t need to be boring, or slow. The German car maker has released details on the Audi E-Tron S electric SUV range ahead of its Australian arrival in the second half of next year. It promises sports-car performance – with a 0 to 100kmh time of 4...

2021 Audi E-Tron S and E-Tron S Sportback revealed

Audi has announced two new electric models, the 2021 Audi E-Tron S and 2021 Audi E-Tron S Sportback. The all-wheel-drive SUVs produce 370kW and 973Nm from three electric motors – two driving the rear axle and one driving the front. The 0-60mph sprint (0-97km/h) is done in claimed 4.5 seconds...

Audi e-tron, Volkswagen T-Cross get five-star safety rating

The Audi e-tron electric SUV and the Volkswagen T-Cross city SUV have each earned five-star safety ratings by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) ahead of their arrival in local showrooms. Both cars were tested by Euro NCAP and subject to a full-width frontal collision at 50km/h, a dynamic offset frontal collision at 64km/h – due to 2019 testing standards – side impact at 50km/h, a side pole impact at 32km/h, and whiplash assessment for front and rear occupants...

Audi E-Tron tweaks unlock more range

Audi has used a number of small tweaks to free up 25km of extra range from its electric E-Tron SUV. The changes were debuted on the E-Tron Sportback revealed at the Los Angeles motor show, but have been passed on to the more practical E-Tron...

Audi e-tron Sportback revealed, here 'second half' of 2020

Audi has whipped the covers from the second member of its e-tron battery-electric family, which is unsurprisingly a coupe-style crossover SUV called the Sportback. Given it's been revealed a few days after Ford's hyped new Mustang Mach-E – a conceptually similar offering if ever there was one – it's hard not to draw parallels...

Audi e-tron quattro scores top rating in IIHS safety awards

Audi’s first electric vehicle might not have beaten the Tesla Model X in terms of range but so far it has it beat when it comes to safety. The e-tron quattro is the first EV to receive the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). There’s still time for Tesla to receive the same title as the IIHS still has yet to test the Model X...

2020 Audi e-tron 50 unveiled - UPDATED

The Audi e-tron 50 Quattro will be the electric crossover's new entry-level model when it launches in Europe next year. All-wheel drive capability comes courtesy of an electric motor for each axle. Together they give the e-tron 50 a total of 230kW of power and 540Nm of torque. Both motors are hooked up to a 71kWh battery pack...

Audi e-tron recalled in the US for fire risk

Audi and Jaguar are facing issues with the e-tron and I-Pace overseas, with the German marque issuing a recall over a potential fire risk, while the British brand is investigating a report of a fire in Europe. In the US, Audi has issued a safety recall for the e-tron quattro over concerns water can get into the charging port...