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    Last year, Audi announced it’s first all-electric vehicle, the e-tron quatro, a luxury SUV expected to fit between the Q5 and Q7, and therefore, it will likely change its name to Q6 once it will enter production at the company’s plant in Brussels starting in 2018.

    Now we learn that the automaker is also planning an electric version of the Q5, which should go into production at the company’s new factory in Mexico. more…

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    Is it just me or are all of these future cars at a significant disadvantage without some sort of long range "supercharger" capability? Personally I think Tesla's supercharger network will give them a huge step up on anything anyone else puts out there until somebody creates a similar network or Tesla opens up their network to other manufacturers...with a significant licensing fee of course! I am sure that isn't going to happen any time soon though with concerns about saturation of the existing network with the release of the Model 3.

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      Dan - tesla has offered the sc network to any other mnfr that wants to buy into it and none have. IMO, I think the established automakers would see it as a weakness needing to go to tesla for 'help'
       
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      To be fair, no other manufacturer has yet released an electric vehicle with more than 150 miles of range. It doesn't make sense to add supercharging capabilities to such low-range cars.

      While the Bolt will be coming out in a year (with no long-range travel option - bad decision Chevy), other manufacturers will be playing catch-up a few more years down the road. It will be interesting to see if they plan to ignore long-range driving like Chevy, buy into the supercharger network, or choose to build-out some other type of network.
       

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