What’s the best way to tempt someone into electric car ownership? Is it a hefty government grant? Maybe a 200-mile-plus real-world range? Or could it be stonking straight-line performance? Although all of the above have already proved rather tempting, it seems manufacturers have now found the secret ingredient, sticking all of the above in an oh-so-fashionable SUV.
With the Tesla Model X having led the way, the Jaguar I-Pace now snapping at its heels and the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro dangling the same carrot for about half the price, it was only a matter of time before someone else joined the party. That someone is the Audi E-tron.
Not to be confused with the plug-in hybrid ‘e-tron’ versions of the A3 and Q7, the E-tron is a large and luxurious SUV that’s electric-only. A 95kWh battery pack sits beneath the floor to give an official range of 248 miles and pleasingly brisk acceleration. It isn’t short on luxuries, either.
So, if you fancy an electric SUV, keep with us over the next few pages for our four-point review. Should you decide to buy this or any other new car, have a look at our New Car Buying pages for many massive savings.