Ever since Audi first unveiled the concept at the 2009 International Motor Show Germany, the e-tron moniker has been seen in a variety of Audi models, both pre-production and retail. And due to the automaker's seemingly liberal use of the nameplate, people have been understandably unsure of what to make of it. Is e-tron a standalone model? A trim level? A variant? Could it be a brand? Well, the answer is yes. To all of those. In short, e-tron is Audi's family of alternative-energy vehicles developed to carry the company, and the luxury automotive segment in general, into a more sustainable future.

While the standard combustion engine still has a good amount of life remaining, the future of automobility is undeniably electric. In addition to electric's enormous performance potential (massive torque applied instantaneously = unbelievable acceleration), electric vehicles are already more efficient and less harmful to the environment. This accounts for everything from raw construction materials and energy production to energy transportation and everyday vehicle emissions). And as manufacturing streamlines and technology advances, the gap will only grow wider.

Audi e-tron represents Audi's vision for the future and is a primary component of its short-term and long-term goals: a 30-percent electrified U.S. lineup by 2025 and 100% net CO2 neutrality by 2050.

Today, Martinsburg drivers can find the Audi e-tron SUV right here at Audi Frederick. This fully-electric midsize crossover receives motivation from a pair of electric motors generating a combined 355 horsepower and 402 pound-feet of torque. And by selecting Sport mode, you can unlock 402 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque for eight seconds. A 95 -kWh battery pack enables an emissions-free range of ~222 miles and can be recharged to 80% capacity in just 30 minutes with a DC fast charger. Thrill-seekers are also sure to appreciate the e-tron GT electric sports car, due later this year, that produces 522 to 637 horsepower and boasts a manufacturer-estimated range of 238 miles.

And for electric-car enthusiasts in Frederick looking for an ideal blend of versatility and convenient dimensions, look for the all-new Audi Q4 e-tron compact crossover to arrive in our showroom in time for summer!

Explore the latest Audi e-tron models at Audi Frederick near Hagerstown and Leesburg, VA

Audi is making big strides towards a more sustainable future. And while the automaker has a variety of e-tron models in the pipeline, you can find current all-electric e-tron models right here at Audi Frederick. Give us a call or reach out online for more information about the e-tron initiative and available models. And if you'd like to try one for yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive at your convenience. We'd love to give you a tour.

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