The Audi Q4 e-tron's starting price is $45,000—almost $8,000 less than the Tesla Model Y.

That's right—an affordable luxury electric vehicle could be yours. Because it's designed on Volkswagen's modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform, it contributes to lower per-unit costs.

Building the electric Q4 on this platform also increases the vehicle's efficiency, with an electric motor on each axle powered by an 82.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The Audi Q4 e-tron's total output should be close to 300 horsepower, so get ready to whizz through that morning commute! For fans of compact SUVs, the Audi Q4's size is perfect for small families with gear to stow. 

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Picture it: Audi's plush luxury paired with a smooth, energy-efficient ride and elegant European style. What's not to love?! Well, we don't love the wait; the release of the Q4 e-tron is planned for 2021 so it looks like we have to cool our jets for the time being.

Due to fewer drivers out on the road because of COVID-19, the air quality is improving, and the case for more electric vehicles is becoming stronger every day. Electric vehicles are only going to increase in numbers, and the luxury vehicle market is evolving to match the demand. If you're looking for an electric car that has all the bells and whistles of a luxury vehicle—without the sticker shock—consider Audi your new road companion.