Volkswagen ID.3 pre-orders are open

Months before its official world premiere at the IAA international motor show in Franckfurt this fall 2019, Volkswagen who officially announced the name of the first model of the new ID. family: ID.3. The number 3 is significant in two ways. On the one hand, it indicates the ID. as belonging to the compact segment, which is the class distinction in both internal and industry-wide … Continue reading Volkswagen ID.3 pre-orders are open

Audi e-Tron delayed again because of batteries shortage

Audi is reportedly reducing its ambition for 2019 with now 45.000 units foreseen for 2019 – a little more than 10’000 less than initially scheduled. The reason for that is that Audi is relying on a single supplier for its batteries:LG Chem and they are not delivering as planned and also at a higher price thanks to their dominant position. Added to that, is also … Continue reading Audi e-Tron delayed again because of batteries shortage

Swiss BEV/PHEV sales in Q1 2019

Almost 3’800 electric vehicles (BEV or PHEV) have been sold in Switzerland this first quarter 2019. 3’020 are BEV and 769 are PHEV. That makes 80% / 20% thanks to one model: the Tesla Model 3. Tesla Model 3 sales are skyrocketing as they are now delivering a backlog of 2 years of (pre) orders to European customers. April is likely to be similar and … Continue reading Swiss BEV/PHEV sales in Q1 2019

The Audi e-tron in Abu Dhabi in Catalunya Red.

Audi e-tron get 328km EPA range

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in charge of homologating all vehicules sold in the US has officially certified the Audi e-tron for 204 miles – meaning 328km. This is a usual less than the e-Tron WLTP range of 417km, but as usual these WLTP ranges are not reachable in normal life conditions. As with all EVs the range depends on so many factors that … Continue reading Audi e-tron get 328km EPA range