There's no getting around it; the automobile's future is electrification. The internal combustion engine likely still has many years to go, but the shift has already begun, and the days of gasoline dominance are numbered. Modern interest in electric vehicles (EVs) began to pick up in the early 2000s, with adoption rising exponentially with each subsequent generation.

Today, two of the most prominent all-electric brands are Audi e-tron® and, of course, Tesla. Powertrain technology for these two automakers is very similar. For example, when comparing midsize crossover models (Audi e-tron® and Model X, respectively), both vehicles feature lithium-ion-powered dual-motor setups (one on each axle) with instant torque, all-wheel-drive, and about a week's worth commuting range. They also each offer a form of adaptive cruise control-based autonomous driving. The Model X has the edge for total range, but e-tron® charges faster, both at home and with a 150 kW DC fast charger. You'll also get front and rear storage areas and highly advanced tech features, although Tesla lacks support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

But as advanced as the Model X's engineering may be, it still has a few mountains to climb before matching e-tron's® upscale accommodations and feature offerings. On the inside, e-tron® epitomizes the Audi luxury, with stylish yet thoughtfully restrained design, carefully chosen premium materials, plush ergonomic seating, and precision craftsmanship. You won't find panel gaps, misaligned confluences, or cheap plastics, which can't be said about the Tesla.

But, in the end, both models serve to advance adoption of electric automobility. Which one is right for you depends on your preferred experience.

Test-drive new Audi e-tron® models near Germantown MD and Leesburg VA

To learn about the latest Audi e-tron® cars and crossovers, including the Audi e-tron®, Audi e-tron® Sportback, and all-new high-performance Audi e-tron® GT, please contact Audi Frederick at your convenience. And if you'd like to experience e-tron's® premium accommodations, advanced amenities, and exhilarating driving dynamics for yourself, feel free to schedule a test drive via Ourisman to Go. We'd love to give you a tour.

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