2021 Audi E-Tron gets big price cut and small range increase

The E-Tron gets an 18-mile range increase for 2021.


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Audi is slashing the price of its E-Tron electric SUV for the 2021 model year, the company announced Tuesday. At $66,995 including $1,025 for destination, the 2021 E-Tron is some $8,800 less expensive than before (technically $8,900, but the destination charge increased by $100).

Audi was able to lower the E-Tron’s price by creating a new entry-level model, called Premium, to slot below the current Premium Plus and Prestige trims. The Premium trim comes with 20-inch wheels, heated seats and steering wheel, a power liftgate, lane-departure warning and more. A

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Bentley believes Octopus program will produce electric car breakthrough

Behold Octopus.


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Bentley believes in Octopus. That is, Optimised Components, Test and simulatiOn, toolkits for Powertrains that integrate Ultra-high-speed motor Solutions. Got that?

Probably not, so we’ll explain. The British luxury marque on Wednesday announced the Octopus program, which aims to produce a breakthrough in electric motors for future electric cars. According to the company, engineers discovered a breakthrough in high-performance EV motor tech in the past 18 months, and now, the Octopus program hopes to produce real results in the next three years.

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Subscribe to an electric Volkswagen Golf for just $11 a day

$11 a day isn’t too bad at all.


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Although car subscriptions haven’t quickly become a new normal like companies likely wanted, we continue to see some creative ways to provide transportation. The latest effort comes from AAA’s car subscription program with help from Electrify America.

The two companies said Tuesday a fleet of electric Volkswagen e-Golfs are now available in the Sacramento, California area for $11 a day. The $11 daily price is a specific play to allow those with lower incomes to use a vehicle. The fact the e-Golf is all electric is just a

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Rolls-Royce will help Virgin Galactic bring high-speed planes to life

This looks so cool.


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Virgin Galactic and Rolls-Royce signed a memorandum of understanding Monday to help develop a future high-speed commercial plane. While the latter is best known for its high-end luxury vehicles, the Rolls-Royce also operates a wide-ranging power systems division focused on clean and safe energy.

While Rolls-Royce handles future engine propulsion technology, Virgin Galactic will continue to design the future aircraft, which the company said will make “high speed travel practical.” The first images of the aircraft imagine the vehicle with a delta-wing style and they give off some major jet-age vibes from the

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