2019 Audi E-tron road-trip review: Wait, range ratings aren’t everything?

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But that’s what Audi had us do with its 2019 E-tron electric SUV: drive it on a prescribed route that took us nearly 195 miles from Yountville, California (102 feet elevation) and over.

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2019 Audi E-tron ads take aim at electric myths

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One reason that electric-car adoption hasn't taken off faster is that, while automakers market the heck out of the benefits of SUVs and crossover vehicles, they launch EVs with nary a peep.

2019 109

BYD debuts E-SEED GT concept car, Song Pro SUV and e Series at 2019 Shanghai Auto Show

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BYD debuted its E-SEED GT concept car and Song Pro SUV alongside its all-new e-series models at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. The s2 is an SUV, offering 305 km coverage fully charged, and taking just 15 minutes to provide charge for 100 km of coverage.

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BYTON shows interior of M-Byte SUV production model at CES 2019

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BYTON revealed more about the interior of its first production model, the M-Byte SUV ( earlier post ), at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover makes US debut at CES 2019

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The first Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the EQ brand made its US premiere at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The EQC crossover SUV ( earlier post ) marks the beginning of a new mobility era at Daimler. Production of the EQC will start in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

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Volkswagen launches model offensive in China; 8 SUVs this year

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Volkswagen is planning an extensive model offensive in China; the brand will double its SUV range by 2020. During Auto Shanghai 2019, Volkswagen announced that the share of SUVs is expected to rise to up to 40%. The SMV Concept indicates a large-size SUV, measuring more than 5.1

2019 94

Electric-car startup Piëch sketches out future models, including SUV

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The company showed a sleek new electric concept coupe at the Geneva auto show in March called the Mark Zero, which it plans to put into production in 2022, and recently released sketches of two models expected to follow the Mark Zero: a four-seat GT coupe, and a five-passenger SUV.

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More people in the vehicle means less fuel use per person: Comparing SUVs and cars

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Compared with cars, SUVs consume more energy per vehicle mile. Consequently, SUVs emit more carbon dioxide per vehicle mile than do cars. However, in the United States, the typical occupancy is higher for SUVs than for cars. For example, the average SUV consumes 42.9

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Audi E-tron electric SUV gets discounts just as it goes on sale

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Just as the 2019 E-tron SUV starts arriving at dealerships, Audi is already offering big discounts on them. The biggest incentive so far is 1.9 percent financing on the E-tron for up to 66 months, which is significantly cheaper than most other models in Audi's lineup, according to our partners at CarsDirect.com. The similar-sized, gas-powered Q5

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New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Another significant barrier to fuel economy improvements has been the growing market share of sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-ups, the market share of which increased by 11 percentage points over the last three years. SUVs now represent nearly 40% of the global LDV market.

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2019 Audi e-tron EPA range revealed: Nothing to brag about, but aiming for the real world?

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The official EPA-rated range results are in for the 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV—at least according to Audi, as they’re not yet posted by the federal agency—and they’re a fair amount lower than what was widely anticipated. Audi of America said Thursday that the EPA rating for the 2019 e-tron will be just 204 miles.

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INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle.

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Complexity in basic cars: SEAT Ateca SUV has 2.2 km of wire, 100 sensors and control units

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Cars have been evolving with increasingly complex circuitry. SEAT’s Ateca crossover (SEAT is a Volkswagen Group company, the Ateca is based on the MQB platform and is related to Volkswagen’s Tiguan) features a complex arrangement of wires more than 2.2 km long.

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Elaphe to begin low-volume series production of L1500 in-wheel powertrain system

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The company will begin low-volume series production in the fourth quarter of 2019. Elaphe previously showcased prototype mules based on the Smart ForTwo, BMW X6 SUV and Audi R8 platforms, among others, demonstrating proven applications for direct drive, in-wheel propulsion motors.

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Mercedes-Benz showcases EQC, announces EQB electric SUVs at Shanghai show, new DENZA PHEV/EV

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At Auto Shanghai 2019, Mercedes-Benz is premiering the close-to-production show car Concept GLB and the Mercedes-AMG A 35 L 4MATIC developed exclusively for China. Series production of the EQC will start in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

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Here are the electric-car models on the way for 2019

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Regular readers of Green Car Reports know we have been saying for a year now that 2019 is the year of the electric SUV. Most are SUVs, with a couple of hatchbacks thrown in. Now the year is finally here, and we thought we'd give our readers a peek at what we know about all the upcoming models. In many cases their specific arrival dates are not

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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SUVs once again drove sales in the global market, proving that the boom in demand for the segment was not just a fad, but a long-lasting trend that continues to appeal to consumers around the world. million SUVs were sold in 2018, with volume up by 7% on 2017.

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Ford electric SUV could meet 300-mile target, and then some

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Ford has been teasing—even promising—a new Mustang inspired high-performance electric SUV, perhaps called Mach E or Mach 1, that it says will have a 300-mile range. Now the company has announced that the model has earned a 370-mile range rating in the generous European WLTP driving cycle. DON'T MISS: 2021 Ford Mach E: What we know

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2019 Hyundai Kona–and Kona Electric–named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

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That top SUV award went to the 2019 Hyundai Kona family, which includes the Kona Electric. The Jaguar I-Pace may be one of the boldest fully electric new-product moves of this year; but contrary to what was widely expected it didn’t win this year’s North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. As Green Car Reports noted in November, when. North American Car and Truck of the Year NACTOY

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Smaller electric SUVs coming from Audi, Mercedes-Benz

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German luxury automakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan to be in the vanguard in launching new electric SUVs in 2019. For the U.S, the long-awaited Audi e-tron quattro is slated to roll out by June, while the Mercedes-Benz EQC is planned to go on sale in early 2020. Under intense sales pressure from Tesla, the stalwart German brands are not resting

2019 82

Volkswagen unveils ID. ROOMZZ electric SUV concept in Shanghai; series model in 2021

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ROOMZZ—a zero-emission SUV in the five meter category. Volkswagen is expanding its electric ID. product range with a multi-variable all-round model: the new ID.

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The next generation of the Porsche Macan compact SUV will be fully electric

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This will be the first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche, and is due to roll off the assembly line in the Leipzig site at the start of the next decade. The Taycan—the first purely electrically driven sports car from Porsche —will be launched to market at the end of 2019, followed shortly thereafter by its derivative, the Taycan Cross Turismo. Porsche Leipzig GmbH started series production of the Cayenne SUV in 2002, with 259 employees.

2019 94

Mercedes-Benz adds 48V mild-hybrid V8 GLE 580 to model range

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The GLE is the first SUV in the Mercedes-Benz line up to introduce the new E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL 48-volt active suspension system. The new Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 4MATIC joins the GLE 350, GLE 350 4MATIC and GLE 450 4MATIC models, and will go on sale in the US in late 2019.

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Mazda unveils CX-30 compact crossover SUV with mild hybrid technology

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Mazda Motor Corporation staged the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV, at the Geneva International Motor Show.

2019 94

Electrified car registrations pass 100K units in Europe for 1st time in March; total reg down 3.6%; Model 3 top EV

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The European car market registered its seventh consecutive month of decline in March 2019, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. The market continues to be dominated by SUVs, but their growth is slowing. In March, SUV registrations totalled 650,300 units, or 36.8%

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JATO: European new car CO2 emissions highest average since 2014; shift from diesel to gasoline and SUVs rise

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The arrival of new SUVs last year, including the launch of 16 new models, paired with an increase in demand for the car type also contributed to the overall increase of average CO 2 emissions in Europe. The emissions averages for SUVs worsened by 1.4

2019 103

Audi Q4 e-tron previews brand's first affordable electric SUV

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Audi's plans to take on Tesla in the electric-car market aren't limited to the upcoming e-tron quattro electric SUV. Like Tesla, Audi has at least two electric SUVs in the works, and it previewed the second one at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday. The second model follows the established protocol of being smaller and likely more affordable than the. Geneva Auto Show

2019 77

Audi introduces Q5 55 TFSI e quattro plug-in hybrid; first of new PHEVs

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The hybrid SUV delivers a system output of 270 kW (367 hp) and total torque of 500 N·m (368.8 The SUV’s lithium-ion battery is located under the luggage compartment floor. Market introduction begins in the third quarter of 2019.

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Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years

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On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a three-row crossover utility vehicle powered by a very.

2019 87

Which electric SUV would you buy? Twitter poll results

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After Tesla introduced its more-affordable SUV, the Model Y, earlier this month, we revisited the question of which electric SUV on the market our readers would be most interested in buying. Our readers are nothing if not Tesla fans. It was one of the most popular polls we've posted in months, with over 2,700 responses, and the results were. Polls

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 global sales

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved sales of 200,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2013.

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2019 Audi E-tron discounts, GM electric truck, EV myths debunked: Today's Car News

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Audi is offering significant incentives right out of the gate on its new 2019 E-tron electric SUV. GM CEO Mary Barra confirmed that the company is developing an all-electric pickup. Our editor emeritus debunks some pervasive electric-car myths. Tesla faces a new lawsuit over last year's fatal Autopilot crash in California. And the results of our. General Motors myths

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2020 Tesla Model Y first details: 300-mile electric SUV, starting around $48k

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Tesla’s Thursday night reveal event for the 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover SUV, just as previous events from the automaker, was raucous and packed with enthusiastic fans, including many who appeared to relish everything uttered by CEO Elon Musk.

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Volkswagen ID Roomzz full-size electric SUV to bow in Shanghai

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On Tuesday, the brand revealed the sixth new member of its upcoming ID electric family: The VW ID Roomzz, a full-sized SUV will make its debut in. Last month, Volkswagen announced that it will expand its upcoming electric-car lineup from 50 new models by 2023 to 70 new models by 2028. But it gave no indication what many of those new models will be.

2019 77

Fisker slots $40k electric SUV ahead of delayed EMotion flagship

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A decade ago, Fisker and Tesla were two electric-vehicle hopefuls, and it was looking like Fisker might have the better chances of success. While history certainly didn’t play out that way, it’s an odd twist that Henrik Fisker’s new venture, Fisker Inc., has dropped a teaser for its first product—a fully electric. Henrik Fisker Fisker EMotion

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Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

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Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. Arriving in Toyota dealerships in winter, the Highlander gasoline model will arrive in December 2019 and the Highlander Hybrid will make its way to customers in February 2020.

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Audi Q5 2019: plug-in hybrid revealed

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Audi have revealed more details of its plug-in hybrid Q5 SUV, championing it as the trailblazer for a new range of plug-in models from the brand

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VW ID 3, 2020 Hyundai Ioniq, Lincoln plug-ins, battery supplies: The Week in Reverse

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Which new electric SUV went into production this past week? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 10, 2019. What may cause delays in some electric cars?

2019 80

Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886 electric SUV kicks off a new era

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Against the bustling backdrop of the New York auto show, Mercedes-Benz introduced a vehicle that it says celebrates its humble roots—in 1886, when Karl Benz is credited with inventing the first automobile. The Mercedes-Benz EQC 1886 Edition is positioned to show off the extensive range of features offered in this new fully electric model. New York Auto Show Mercedes EQ

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Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 performance SUV is a 48V mild hybrid

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Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the GLE 53—the performance offering for the new GLE generation.

2019 88

Mitsubishi Engelberg SUV concept may preview Outlander PHEV replacement

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The Engelberg Tourer concept is a plug-in hybrid SUV similar in function if not in size to the Outlander PHEV, which was once the bestselling plug-in vehicle in Europe. The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept unveiled at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday looks a lot like the preview of a replacement for Mitsubishi's bestselling model, the Outlander.

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2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Ford has revealed the 2020 Escape; the small SUV will make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show. Escape debuted on North American roads for the 2001 model year; in its first full year on sale, Escape became America’s best-selling small SUV.

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2021 Ford Mach E: What we know about 300-mile electric SUV

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Grab some of the pony-car attitude and affordability of the Ford Mustang. Put it into a fully electric vehicle that channels some of what makes the Tesla Model 3 Performance so much in demand, versus other EVs. Support it and nurture it. On a much-simplified level, that’s the recipe behind Ford’s electric vehicle project, which will. Mach 1

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