Audi’s A3 E-tron & the Future of Electric Mobility

YouTube Preview Image

Wide Open Throttle – Episode 23

On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, I continue my look at the future of electric vehicles and the largely divided public opinion on electric mobility.  Then we talk with Audi representative Jeff Curry, who brings you a firsthand look at the A3 E-tron, the first full-battery electric Audi to hit US roads.



384 Responses to “Audi’s A3 E-tron & the Future of Electric Mobility”

  1. Casual Buyer Anon says:

    I think to say that future of electric cars depends on the cost of gasoline
    is to miss the point of electric motor technology. It is like saying that
    future of architecture depends on the cost of cement. Electric cars are
    better in every way than internal combustion motor-cars (they are more
    relaible, safer, much faster and dynmically superior. All you have to do is
    drive one for 30 minutes to understand that gasoline cars belong in a 19
    Century. The reason they’ve survived through 20th Century is corruption.

  2. posro1988 says:

    I don’t think that “charging infrastructure” is that big of a problem.
    There are more power outlets on a gas station than there are petrol pumps,
    plus it’s not that difficult to put up charging station on parking spots in
    public garages… come on, lets make electric equal ti gas and diesel..

  3. quixoticfallcy says:

    2 years later… still haven’t seen anything from audi about etron…

  4. Han Chen says:

    I hope one day I can charge up the vehicle under 30 mins and lasts over 300
    miles. If that vehicle is around or below than 25K it would be very
    appealing to me.

  5. Sergio Ramírez Parra says:

    I would get one!

  6. KlilOurMoon says:

    great change ;)

  7. XtrAMassivE says:

    Yeah sure electric cars are cleaner BUT how the elecricity is made is nothing but dirty. With more cars, more electricity will be needed and today most of the electricity is made with burning fossil fuels. So all this with electric cars is just a farse. More electricity has to be made and very few people can afford electric cars.

  8. omer abdul qayyum says:

    Damn I need this job so badly :(

  9. JacksonHoff says:

    what a shitty tat….

  10. banddude121 says:

    ‘God,’ hasn’t been proven to be real. Religion so far is a bunch of people having the same imaginary friend.

  11. Junispro says:

    LMFAO on amy farrah fowler….now she will keep popping up on my mind every time i watch a review by jessi…

  12. whiskaleafa says:

    Hahah son? First of all you lil bitch, don’t call me your son, I’m not some lil inbred white trash monkey that you and your sister had, and about “god”, who the fuck cares, you believe, maybe some people don’t believe in this “god” dude, you know.. like why are all these people starving, and people being beaten, put into slavery, etc.. where’s this “god” guy to save them? That kind of research?

  13. B0SSNINE says:

    Lol. Come back when you’ve actually done research. Okay, son?

  14. whiskaleafa says:

    no, he said thank the gods.. not thank god.. hes implying your god isnt real, because honestly, lets be real.. he isnt… and he’s laying praise to the multiples of gods.. see, godS, multiple

  15. whiskaleafa says:

    i would sell my first born child to marry jessi, unless she gave me my first born child, then i double win! lol

  16. Purple Penguin says:

    Who killed the electric car? And who will try to kill it again?

  17. stiliqn007 says:

    lol gets sexier with each episode watched

  18. Miguel Angel Torres Gomez says:

    Jessi Lang continues her look at the future of electric vehicles and the
    largely divided public opinion on electric mobility. How high must gas
    prices rise until you consider buying an all-electric vehicle?

  19. Gabriel Paulino says:

    Jessi Lang = Instant thumbs up

  20. B0SSNINE says:

    I know! She talks like Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory, and uses unnecessarily-large words, but I can’t help but like her. And I’m ignoring the fact that she is the best-looking presenter, too! I guess I kinda like those big words and her way of talking. xD

  21. B0SSNINE says:

    God*

  22. RedSandPalm says:

    Why is she the only female presenter that doesn’t piss me off?

  23. ERK572 says:

    thats what I wanted to say!!! Plus, Audis experience + its gonna be a sporty car!!! no more 0-60 in 10sec! thank the gods for audi, man!

  24. ERK572 says:

    WOOOOOT????

  25. EZlover415 says:

    Heh… I know what point I was making. I know that most cars don’t take aero. into consideration. What I’m saying is that most electrics look like bubbles and you can’t tell me that they look that ugly because they are trying to optimize aero. They need to make more electric cars look aesthetically pleasing PERIOD! The Volt is o..k.. It stomps all over the prius visually. Make a car that looks nice and happens to be electric and take it from there. ie. Fisker and Tesla. We agree.. Read again.

  26. SobaniForce says:

    That’s not really the point you were making. You said you didn’t buy that electric cars were the only ones taking into consideration aerodynamics. Aesthetically pleasing cars are generally non-aerodynamic. Until social preferences change this will remain the case. The Chevy Volt in my opinion is not a bad looking car, but it’s extremely aerodynamic due to the large uninterrupted surface area on the front of the car – notice the lack of large air intakes and vents etc.

  27. taztaz79 says:

    I wish Gas was that cheap in Sweden compared to Vancouver ;) … Prices in Sweden are 2,17$/litre right now :) .. But does not matter for me.. I drive on CNG :) Or to be correct CBG (Biogas).
    Other prices: E85 (Ethanol 85% Gasoline 15%) 1,52$/litre
    Diesel: 2,12$/litre..

  28. xSpectrumGamez says:

    I wish Gas was that cheap in Vancouver
    With prices of around $1.50 per litre i wouldn’t mind a electric vehicle

  29. eschelar says:

    I love that the comment is made that people have been wrong, highlighting a comment about how TV would be a ‘flash in the pan’. Considering that I haven’t owned a TV in 15 years and I’m watching this on my large screen computer on Youtube.

    At a time when giants like Microsoft are planning on a reducing prevalence of the PC…

    A friend of mine said she wanted to buy a new TV because it was so cheap. And my first response was – “Why?”

    Go Tesla. Bye bye Saab, Ford, GM, Chrysler, whoever.

  30. eschelar says:

    [..YouTube..] I love that the comment is made that people have been wrong, highlighting a comment about how TV would be a ‘flash in the pan’. Considering that I haven’t owned a TV in 15 years and I’m watching this on my large screen computer on Youtube.

    At a time when giants like Microsoft are planning on a reducing prevalence of the PC…

    A friend of mine said she wanted to buy a new TV because it was so cheap. And my first response was – “Why?”

    Go Tesla. Bye bye Saab, Ford, GM, Chrysler, whoever.

  31. shahulhusman says:

    Audi e-tron is a plug in I’d consider.. Not interested in a leaf or Prius.. And electric Audi on the other hand would be great. Funny how their diesel hybrids dominated lemans this past year as well!

  32. shahulhusman says:

    [..YouTube..] Audi e-tron is a plug in I’d consider.. Not interested in a leaf or Prius.. And electric Audi on the other hand would be great. Funny how their diesel hybrids dominated lemans this past year as well!

  33. toyotaprius79 says:

    I just have to mention to you that there’s 9kWh of energy in a gallon of petrol to refraction and refine it. That’s excluding the energy spend to get the oil and storing and transporting it several times.
    Put that into emissions. A typical car does 150g CO2/km by burning fuel. The emissions actually spent before hand would result around 500g before the fuel is burnt.
    An EV would emit 80g – 120g CO2/km if powered only by coal (+mining and transporting), but there’s no additional energy spent.

  34. [..YouTube..] I just have to mention to you that there’s 9kWh of energy in a gallon of petrol to refraction and refine it. That’s excluding the energy spend to get the oil and storing and transporting it several times.
    Put that into emissions. A typical car does 150g CO2/km by burning fuel. The emissions actually spent before hand would result around 500g before the fuel is burnt.
    An EV would emit 80g – 120g CO2/km if powered only by coal (+mining and transporting), but there’s no additional energy spent.

Leave a Reply

Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: