Remarkable! In 2020, Audi e-tron global sales rose by a vast percentage so this fashionable, stylish, fully electric vehicle helped make a hard year less painful for its manufacturer. New e-tron sales therefore increased 79.5% compared to 2019 (up to 47,324). This zero emission vehicle also proved increasingly popular in multiple markets around the world. Europe, for instance.
‘The Audi e-tron is the global top seller among electric vehicles made by German premium manufacturers’, the motor manufacturer emphasised. ‘In Norway, it is even the best selling of all models’.
The Audi e-tron’s performance was particularly welcome as the manufacturer struggled overall. Why? Because coronavirus took a significant toll. In 2020, global sales fell 8.3% compared to the previous year (down to 1,692,773). Sales fell in Europe (-19.5%), the United States (-16.7%), Mexico (-21.1%) and Brazil (-19.2%). In contrast, sales rose in the Chinese mainland and Hong Hong (+5.4%).
Audi e-tron overview
The Audi e-tron is the manufacturer’s first electric vehicle. Note that its styling is conventional. In other words, unlike some electric vehicles it does not look radically different to its recent predecessors. This is probably so it feels like less of a ‘leap of faith’ to drivers who might swap from internal combustion.
Different body styles
Furthermore, there is a choice of body style: SUV or Sportback. The SUV looks like a tough sports-utility vehicle that can conquer extreme conditions. It is muscular, powerful, and tall. The Sportback, in contrast, has a lower roof and is coupe-like. It therefore sacrifices a little head and boot room for a sporty look.
Power and range
The Audi e-tron is powered by an electric motor on its front axle and a counterpart at the rear. Depending which version of the vehicle you choose, expect 313 PS or 408 PS from both motors combined. Power is sent through automatic transmission to every wheel. Furthermore, any higher powered model has a large battery that increases its maximum range per-charge. The key facts include:
- 50 Quattro: 313 PS, 71 kWh battery, 193 miles per-charge
- 55 Quattro: 408 PS, 95 kWh battery, 249 miles per-charge.
The Audi e-tron has further strengths. Highlights include the spacious, luxurious cabin that has a premium vibe. This is partly due to the wide range of sophisticated equipment. There is a digital dashboard, for example. This complements multiple cameras that make it easier to park. The vehicle is also fast. Expect 0 to 60 mph from only 5.7 seconds. New e-tron prices start from £61,350.