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Thinking of making the shift to an all-electric vehicle?

Performance, Efficiency, and Luxury:

The 2022 Audi e-tron GT EV ticks all the right boxes

European model shown.

Thinking of making the shift to an all-electric vehicle? The 2022 Audi e-tron GT might just convince you. With the performance and design you’d expect from an Audi, and the power and efficiency of an EV, the Audi e-tron GT represents a major advance in electric mobility.

Electric motors convert electricity to motion extremely efficiently, contributing to excellent performance, especially from a standstill. “If you’re looking for speed and acceleration, you can have a lot of fun driving an electric car,” confirms Audi race car driver and United Nations Clean Air Ambassador Lucas di Grassi. He competes in one of the fastest all-electric car races in the world, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, or Formula E, driving for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. He would know: he’s the most successful driver in the history of Formula E. “An electric motor has instant torque, and acceleration is excellent,” di Grassi says.

Audi drew from its rich racing heritage, especially in Formula E, to design and build its growing family of electric vehicles for the road. Vehicles like Audi’s new electric halo four-door coupé reinterprets the classic idea of the gran turismo, the 2022 Audi e-tron GT and its more powerful sibling, the 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT, are testaments to how successfully Audi has blended this racing pedigree with luxury, efficiency and style.

“Audi is a very forward-thinking company,” says di Grassi, whose Formula E races help Audi to hone their road-going vehicles. “The Audi e-tron GT gained range, performance and overall drivability with the knowledge that was acquired from so many years of motorsports, including Formula E.”

“Audi’s new generation of EVs has a design language that’s unique, striking and bold.”

Di Grassi’s electric race car, the Audi e-tron FE07, shares similarities with the 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT road car including its lightweight construction, vehicle controls, performance and high-tech materials like a standard carbon fibre roof. This allows the Audi RS e-tron GT to go from 0-100 km/h in only 3.3 seconds and accelerate from zero to 200 km/h in just 11.8 seconds. Power comes from dual electric motors and an all-wheel-drive system, which delivers 590 horsepower and up to 637hp in boost mode. The electric driving range is equally impressive: it can travel up to 373 km on a single charge. Similarly, the 2022 Audi e-tron GT has high-power charging capabilities of up to 270 kW, which means it takes less than 23 minutes to charge from 5 per cent to 80 per cent at select high-power direct current (DC) charging stations. The 2022 Audi e-tron GT comes with two years of complimentary DC fast charging at any Electrify Canada charging station (some restrictions apply). With zero emissions, exceptional driving range and spine-tingling performance, there’s little wonder why more people are making the switch to an EV.

European model shown.

Besides the instant torque and low centres of gravity enabled by their electric powertrains, Audi’s new generation of EVs has a design language that’s unique, striking and bold. Sleek lines flow from the front to rear, and the quattro-inspired flared wheel arches and Matrix design LED headlights with Audi laserlight are impossible to miss. Inside, the cabin is equally sophisticated, thanks to features like a panoramic roof (standard on the Audi e-tron GT and optional on the Audi RS e-tron GT), which creates a spacious, airy feel. The 2022 Audi e-tron GT’s sustainability doesn’t end with its all-electric powertrain, either: for the first time, the standard interior trimmed in Dinamica, Alcantara and leatherette is 100 per cent leather-free.

All of this adds up to one simple fact: there’s never been a better time to switch to an EV. “Electric vehicles offer a more sustainable mobility solution and thrilling performance with instant torque and acceleration,” says Jason Santos, product manager at Audi Canada. “With charging capabilities at home or public stations, this is a transportation solution for today and tomorrow’s generations.”

Advertising feature produced by Globe Content Studio with Audi. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved.