Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback set to arrive in Australia

Audi e-tron available to order online at from June 19th.

Audi Australia is entering the electric vehicle segment with what they call e-tron vehicles. David Brown reports that it is not just the power plant that they are pushing.

Audi’s first-ever all-electric vehicles, the e-tron and e-tron Sportback, are SUV vehicles with a focus on style rather than being just big and lumbering.

They emphasise sophisticated technology giving a range of 300km for the smaller battery pack and 400km for the larger one. Servicing and roadside assistance is provided for the first 6 years.

A few distinguishing features are that every e-tron variant can tow up to 1.8 tonnes

All vehicles have all-wheel drive and inside a huge 10.1-inch screen for infotainment and 8.6-inch for vehicle functions.

There’s even an option for virtual exterior mirrors.

The vehicle will be available from September from about $138,000 to $170,000 plus on roads.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto