HERNDON, Va., January 6, 2020 – The 2019 Audi e-tron SUV, the first fully electric Audi in the U.S., has earned Green Car Reports’ Best Car to Buy 2020 Award.
Green Car Reports evaluates electric vehicles on driving enjoyment and ease to live with in addition to demonstrating technologies designed for a lighter environmental impact. The 2019 Audi e-tron can make going all-electric easy and offers a complimentary suite of e-tron support services ensures confidence in going electric, including dedicated Audi electric vehicle customer service and plug-in-specific features – myAudi app, for charging information and preconditioning.
The e-tron comes equipped with standard electric quattro® all-wheel drive which helps provide exceptional control and confidence in a variety of driving conditions. With an electric motor placed at each axle, power is efficiently distributed to provide nearly instantaneous torque and powerful electric performance. With its 402 horsepower propelling the e-tron from 0-60 in just 5.5 seconds, fast charging capability from 0-80% in approximately 30 minutes or 52 miles every 10 minutes using the Electrify America charging network, the e-tron is designed for customers to go electric today.
The e-tron went on sale last spring nationwide and most recently became the first pure battery-electric vehicle to earn a 2019 IIHS “Top Safety Pick+” rating, the highest rating awarded by the nonprofit organization. The e-tron also earned a five-star overall safety rating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program for passenger protection. Additionally, the e-tron earned an ALG Residual Value Award for 2020 for the highest anticipated three-year residual value of any EV.
The Green Car Reports Best Car to Buy award judges new vehicles currently available on sale that offer local-emissions-free driving of at least 32 miles of all-electric range for their quality and excellence in execution.