The e-tron is Audi’s first all-electric production car. Arriving in the UK a full two years after Tesla’s Model X and several months behind Jaguar’s game-changing I-Pace, it will soon spawn a range of full EVs – including a production version of the e-tron GT concept.
Our first drive takes place in the Middle East, seemingly an odd choice of location given the region’s plentiful oil reserves and rock-bottom fuel prices. In fact it is rather appropriate, with places such as Abu Dhabi investing heavily in solar energy. Soon, electricity will be as cheap as petrol here.
On paper, the e-tron looks competitive. It claims more than 400km (249 miles) from a charge; even in the desert with the air-con on full blast, it still manages 220 miles. Connected to a fast charger, the e-tron will go from zero to 80 per cent in 30 minutes.
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