How Audi's New E-tron Stacks Up to Its Electric Competitors, Spec by Spec

WIRED | 9/18/2018 | Jack Stewart
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Synchronized flashing wristbands. Opulent hors d'oeuvres. Journalists carted across the San Francisco Bay on a fancy boat ride. For Audi, the global unveil of its first fully electric production car, the E-tron SUV, merited a rather groß feier. And the vehicle itself looks quite nice: a 95-kWh battery, good for over 200 miles, and a price tag starting at $74,800.

If you're in the market for a high-end electric vehicle, the E-tron just made your choice harder. Mercedes, Porsche, and BMW want to make it tougher still, as they all seek to claim their share of a market that Tesla created and has long dominated.

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Cost-conscious, environmentally aware shoppers have more choices, too. Tesla’s Model 3 is already on sale, although the cheapest version available so far is more like $50,000 than the promised $35,000. Kia and Hyundai are building small, electric SUVs, Nissan is going to give the Leaf a bigger battery, and Chevy's $37,500 Bolt goes 238 miles on a charge. To help you sort through it all, we've rounded up the most important specs for the most interesting cars, those available now and coming soon.

If you're new to the battery-powered world, you may think every zero-emissions ride is equally...
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