2016 e-Golf Leasing at $49/month; Audi Team To Race Formula E Series in 2017; Audi A9 e-tron Luxury Electric Sedan Expected by 2020
2016 e-Golf Leasing at $49/month
According to VW dealer Winn Volkswagen in California, the current lease offer for 2016 e-Golf SE is as low as $49/month for 36 months. Mileage restriction is 7,500 miles per year. The amount due at signing is quite high though – at $5,299. The state’s $2,500 Clean Vehicle rebate is on waiting list now. The lease offer ends on Sept. 6th.
Audi Team To Race Formula E Series in 2017
According to Fortune, Audi announced that it would form its factory Formula E team and race in the 2017-2018 season.
Formula E is the “electric car version” of Formula 1. The series debuted in 2014 and the 2016-2017 season will kick off on Oct 9 in Hong Kong. Currently there are 10 racing teams, including Audi-sponsord ABT Schaeffler, and first-timer Jaguar and Faraday Future.
Audi A9 e-tron Luxury Electric Sedan Expected by 2020
According to Autocar, this A9 luxury electric sedan has been approved for production by the company. The car will have an electro-range of 500 km (311 miles), 11kW wireless charging capability and level 4 autonomous driving. The tuning of the drive management system on 4-wheel drive makes Audi EVs unique from other electric cars. A9 is considered to compete with Tesla Model S directly.
Three EVs will be made available by Audi by 2020 – A3 e-tron, Q6 e-tron and Q9 e-tron. Furthermore, by 2025, 25% of Audi models will be “battery-driven”.