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EV and Hybrid Q&A

Audi has been doing a lot in the electric and hybrid vehicle market. You might have some questions, especially if you're not familiar with Audi's work in this area. It has continued to evolve and innovate with its hybrids and EVs, so it can be hard to keep up. Here at Audi Marietta near Atlanta, GA, we want to help clear up any of those questions and offer you some concrete information.

What is Audi's history with electric and hybrid vehicles?

Audi has been testing hybrid technology since as far back as 1989 with its Audi 100 Avant duo hybrid concept. Since then, it has continued to work on and refine the technology, bringing the Audi Q5 hybrid out in 2011. Starting back in 2017, Audi has been working on the next generation in EV cars with its Aicon concept vehicles.

What are some of the benefits of electric vehicles?

The most obvious is the environmental effect. Cars and trucks account for quite a bit of emissions in the US. When you drive an electric vehicle, you know you're doing your part to keep climate change in check. Plus, you can charge your car from home, so you don't have to stop at a gas station on the way home or worry about needing to get gas before work. The growing network of fast-charge stations around the US means that you'll almost always be able to find a charge.

One of the other advantages of an electric drivetrain is that smaller on the outside doesn't mean you won't be comfortable on the inside. Without a bulky combustion engine taking up space, your passengers can stretch their legs without having to stop the car.

What is Audi doing to help protect the environment?

Audi is dedicated to reducing its CO2 emissions and becoming net CO2 neutral by 2050. It is also committed to offering a 30 percent electrified model lineup by 2025. Climate change is a real problem facing humanity right now, and Audi knows it has a responsibility to be part of the solution.

What has Audi been doing recently?

The e-tron line of vehicles has historically been Audi's line of hybrid cars, but as of 2019, e-tron now refers to its line of all-electric vehicles. The first in this line was the e-tron SUV, released in 2019. Even as an electric SUV, it has an impressive 402 horsepower and 4,000 pounds of towing capacity. The next year, Audi brought out the coupe-style e-tron Sportback.

This year, Audi is bringing out the e-tron GT as a smaller option. You may recall seeing a concept version of this car in Avengers: Endgame. This car takes advantage of the fact that you have more space by being a little shorter than its combustion-engine cousins while still offering you plenty of space behind the wheel

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What's next for Audi?

Audi is continuing to work on their Aicon concept vehicle. This design aims to build on the e-tron technology by adding more sensors, a strong AI, and excellent machine learning. Self-driving and a sleek, rounded look are the name of the game here. Audi is pushing the boundaries of what a future car feels and looks like, but also the technological capabilities we should expect from them.

What can I do to be part of this innovation?

Keep an eye out for the news about more e-tron models, especially whatever comes of the Aicon concept car. You can also come test drive one of the available e-tron SUVs or Sportbacks at Audi Marietta. Our full inventory is available to view online, so browse to your heart's content. You won't want to miss out on what Audi does next.