The push for electrification is moving at a faster pace these days as more carmakers jump on the bandwagon. The research continues as engineers come up with new battery technology and energy-efficient electric motors. Of course, Tesla is still paving the way for others to follow, but some are capable of holding on their own. Audi is a premium European marque that is inching its way into the all-electric market. The e-tron Sportback is its latest attempt and boy does it tick all the right boxes.

So what makes this zero-emission ride bring to the table? Let’s start off with the aesthetics, which look absolutely gorgeous. It boasts a sloping roof, which exudes a fastback vibe and gives it a sportier appeal than the regular e-tron SUV. Well, it does imply that form the name alone, but you have to see it to appreciate the sleeker form. Visually, Sportback is more appealing than its cousin, but it’s dual-motor powertrain still manages to deliver 402 horsepower.

Torque is variable and starts off at 413 lb-ft but goes up to 489 lb-ft after toggling on Sport mode. This allows the e-tron Sportback to reach 60 miles per hour from a standstill in 5.7 seconds. The numbers look impressive and the mileage it gets is likewise something to talk about. The regular e-tron squeezes out 204 miles from its 95-kWh lithium-ion batteries. Meanwhile, the sportier model manages to draw out more at 277 miles. These numbers are tested under WLTP standards. According to Audi, the aerodynamics of the new model is a contributing factor to its range.

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