Audi e-tron to be delayed four weeks for software development issue

Unfortunately, it seems that Audi’s most exciting and important new model’s official rollout may have hit a bit of a speed bump. The upcoming Audi e-tron will be delayed about four weeks before it hits customers’ driveways. Though, it’s not for a serious issue.

Apparently, Audi had to modify a bit of software during the very end of its production which has yet to get regulatory approval. Because of that, the Audi e-tron will be delayed on its way to dealers and customers. Though, the delay should only be about a month and it’s not for any real issue, just some regulatory stuff.

This is still a bit disappointing, as the Audi e-tron has had so much hype following its massive debut in San Francisco a few weeks ago. During its launch, Audi pulled out all the stops and made it the biggest automotive reveal we’ve ever seen. There were celebrities on hand, a drone show in the sky over the San Francisco Bay and a ferry ride that had us pass by the famous Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. It was an awesome showing that built a ton of hype. So any delays are going to pour some cold water on that excitement.

Still, these delays pale in comparison to the massive, nearly yearlong delays of some other EVs that won’t be named here (*cough* Tesla Model 3 *cough*). The Audi e-tron is a revolutionary electric car, with up to 245 miles of range, three levels of regenerative braking, an innovative cooling system for the batteries and the fastest charging of any EV on the market, at 150kW. So whatever delays occur, the e-tron is still well worth the extra wait.

Customers can put $1,000 reservations on the Audi e-tron right now and take order of their future electric Audi SUV.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.