With each passing model year, the selection of electric vehicles becomes more interesting, diverse, and mainstream. Unlike 10 years ago, electrics are no longer eclectic; they've since become a viable category that is increasingly appealing to ordinary consumers.
Nowhere is that more apparent than with vehicles such as the 2021 Audi e-tron. At first glance, it could be any other gas-powered Audi crossover. Yet, behind its facsimile of a grille hides an all-electric powertrain that returns up to 222 miles of range.
The e-tron debuted in 2019, and Audi is showering it with a host of updates this year. Chief among these is a new base model that lowers the starting price to $66,995; that's a full $11,400 less than the cheapest 2020 itinerant.
Other updates include a front motor that can now be entirely decoupled from the drivetrain and an increase of usable battery voltage. Those two improvements lead to a higher 222 miles of total range.