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Why We Love the Audi e tron

It has sometimes felt like a long wait for electric cars to become viable. Not just because it’s taking a while for batteries to improve to a level where driving an electric car further than your local area is possible. But also because of their reputation. For a long time, electric cars were a bit of a joke, something driven by nerds or hippies who just wanted to flash their eco-credentials. But a greater consciousness of environmental issues plus big car companies taking green technology seriously, means that today’s electric vehicles are almost indistinguishable from normal engine cars.

The Audi e-tron is one of the latest. A fully electric SUV that fits everything great about green tech and puts it in an Audi package. Here’s why we love it.

The Look

The Audi e-tron has an unmistakable Audi look. Those long aerondynamic lines that make curves almost appear blocky, as if this car is from a science fiction film rather than something you’d find in the local supermarket. The Audi front grille with those distinctive four rings is something that sends a jolt of pleasure through any car lovers body. Combine that with the bold, almost aggressive headlights and the back lights that seem to join together into one single entity, it’s a thing of beauty.

The Size

An SUV is not something you might expect to be fully electric. But this is a fully-grown car that wouldn’t look out of place with an exhaust pipe poking out the back. You have an excellent raised seating position, giving a fantastic view of the road in front. Interior space is also well-designed, combining comfort and convenience in a perfect package.

The Engine

Big and rugged, this car can tackle any off-road environment while not releasing any harmful emissions. But what you will love the most is how quiet it is to drive. Thanks to the electric engine, there’s no noisy combustion taking place, making for an overall smoother ride.

Four different driving modes allow you to decide how much juice you want to use. Efficient allows you to manage your battery effectively. Dynamic gives a heightened sense of control and a little kick to the engine. Off-road raises the suspension, giving you more cushion as you tackle bumpy roads. And comfort balances all three packages so you can ride in style.

And while it may not be as fast as some other electric cars, it can still go from 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, which is not to be sniffed at.

The Technology

Audi has some of the best safety technology on the market. From lane control and automatic braking, through to blindspot sensors and reversing cameras. In-car entertainment is becoming more of a priority as the car does more of the driving for you. But the big one to get you excited is how the e-tron doesn’t have to have mirrors. Instead, you can opt for cameras, meaning you get the view of the road you want, rather than having to balance the mirrors to get the desired angle.

The Audi e-tron is one of the smartest electric cars on the market. And while it’s not the cheapest, it makes up for it in a thrilling drive with top-of-the-range technology.

AUDI  07/05/2019 09:58:07

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