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Audi AG is a German automotive manufacturer of luxury vehicles headquartered in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Parent company is the Volkswagen Group.

Audi plans to offer new ‘entry-level’ EV before 2027

An entry-level EV, similar in size to the Audi A3, will be launched in the middle of the decade as the German car maker ramps up its electrification shift.

The A-segment model, confirmed to Autocar by Audi CTO Oliver Hoffman, is part of a plan to get an electric car in each “core” segment by 2027

It is expected to use the Volkswagen Group’s new skateboard-style SSP (Scalable Systems Platform) electric architecture – the same structure that is set to make its debut on the upcoming Volkswagen ID 4 saloon currently being developed under the internal working title Project Trinity – offering a maximum range of more than 400 miles.

More at Autocar and Autocar / Reuters


10 safest EVs with the highest rated US crash test ratings

Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is showing that electric vehicles are at least as safe as conventional ones with total injury claims happen less frequently for electric vehicles.

Here is a list of the safest electric cars with the best crash test ratings for 2022 and 2023.

  1. 2023 Volkswagen ID.4
  2. 2023 Tesla Model Y
  3. 2023 Subaru Solterra
  4. 2023 Audi E-Tron
  5. 2023 Kia EV6
  6. 2023 Tesla Model 3
  7. 2023 Genesis GV60
  8. 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5
  9. 2023 Genesis G80
  10. 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) bills itself as an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from motor vehicle crashes through research and evaluation and through education of consumers, policymakers and safety professionals.

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More Porsche cars to gain all-electric power sooner than expected

Porsche will extend the lifespan of the current-generation Porsche Cayenne – which remains comfortably its best-selling car – with a significant round of updates aimed at sustaining its appeal past the middle of the decade, but development is already under way on an electric successor.

Expected to launch in 2026, around two years after the delayed Porsche Macan EV and a year before the marque’s new K1 range-topping SUV, the electric Cayenne will provide its maker with a crucial zero-emission alternative to the car that has underpinned its dramatic growth trajectory over the past two decades.

The Cayenne EV – an official name for which has not been confirmed – will use the same Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture as its smaller Macan sibling and the closely related Audi Q6 E-tron due by the end of this year.

More » Autocar

2023 Audi Q4 e-tron reviewed (5 times)

The 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron is Audi’s most affordable EV available in North America. The fully electric, two-row SUV is equipped with a single-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive. The Q4 e-tron has a US EPA estimated range of only 265 miles (426 km) in US trim.

Audi want you to believe the battery can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in just 36 real minutes on a DC fast charge. The reality appears to be must different.

Some of the safety features included are adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance, side assist with rear cross traffic assist, park assist, and lane departure warning.

Its putting down 295 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque from 2 electric motors and a 77kwh battery.

At $76,440 Canadian, Yuri and Jaku, the reviewers at The Straight Pipes, suggest you take it over its little sister, the VW ID4. Would you? Should you?

More reviews of the 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron below ⤵️

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Autocar’s top 10 picks for luxury EV for 2021

Mercedes EQS

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If you’re looking for the some of the longest-legged and most usable electric cars in the world, this chart is where you’ll find them. This is where Teslas do battle with Mercedes EQs, BMW i cars, Audi E-trons, even new-groove Porsches and Polestars. If you’ve got a bigger budget to spend on an electrically powered family car to use and rely on for any kind of trip, then, with claimed ranges of up to 400 miles and beyond, these are your main contenders.

  1. Mercedes EQS
  2. Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
  3. BMW iX
  4. Jaguar I-Pace
  5. Audi E-tron Quattro, E-tron Quattro Sportback & E-tron S Quattro
  6. Tesla Model S
  7. Mercedes EQC
  8. Polestar 2
  9. BMW iX3
  10. Audi Q4 E-tron Quattro
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