Audi e-tron orders, shale oil woes, and electric classics: Today’s Car News

Jul 30, 2018


2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV

2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV

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Audi has set a date for e-tron electric SUV orders. Infiniti drops the Q70 hybrid for 2019. Shale oil makes for a lousy high-octane fuel source. And we ask which modern electric car will be the first “classic” car in a new Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

Order books for the Audi e-tron electric SUV will open on September 17, the brand confirmed. The SUV was originally supposed to debut in August, but CEO Rupert Stadler’s arrest pushed the date back.

We take a deep dive into why shale oil makes for lousy high-octane fuel and why it could present an obstacle for rising fuel-economy standards.

In our latest Twitter poll, we ask what modern electric car will become the first classic electric car in the future.

The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid is gone. The Japanese luxury brand will no longer offer the large sedan with a hybrid option, but other engine options solider on.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed it had no prior knowledge of the late Sergio Marchionne’s illness. He died last week at 66.

Finally, BMW has raised prices on U.S.-built SUVs to offset President Trump’s tariffs. 

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Nino Plevnik

I am an electric cars lover. I love our planet and want to leave it in good condition to our children. One of the good ways to do this is to reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere. As a technical person I worked on computers, hardware maintenance and programming. Otherwise I like advanced technologies, music, books, movies, life and nice weather.

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