Audi charges ahead with $350,000 electric car

Swiss race driver Rahel Frey took Straits Times senior transport correspondent Christopher Tan for a "taxi ride" on the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, a one-of-a-kind racer based on a PS4 video game of the same name.
The Audi A8 and Elaine (above, with Audi Singapore managing director Jeff Mannering) at the Audi Brand Experience Singapore.
The Audi A8 and Elaine (above, with Audi Singapore managing director Jeff Mannering) at the Audi Brand Experience Singapore.ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI
The Audi A8 (above) and Elaine (with Audi Singapore managing director Jeff Mannering) at the Audi Brand Experience Singapore.
The Audi A8 (above) and Elaine (with Audi Singapore managing director Jeff Mannering) at the Audi Brand Experience Singapore.ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI
The Audi e-tron (above) will arrive in showrooms by the third quarter of next year. The Audi Aicon concept car is fully autonomous with no steering wheel.
The Audi e-tron (above) will arrive in showrooms by the third quarter of next year. The Audi Aicon concept car is fully autonomous with no steering wheel.ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI
The Audi e-tron will arrive in showrooms by the third quarter of next year. The Audi Aicon (above) concept car is fully autonomous with no steering wheel.
The Audi e-tron will arrive in showrooms by the third quarter of next year. The Audi Aicon (above) concept car is fully autonomous with no steering wheel.ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI

The German brand makes owning an electric car painless for those able to pay $350,000

If the lack of charging infrastructure is deterring you from buying an electric car, Audi has a solution you can plug into.

It will pick up your car, give you a courtesy vehicle and deliver your car when it is fully juiced up.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2018, with the headline 'Audi charges ahead'. Print Edition | Subscribe