Audi E-Tron Comes To Aspen
Take One for a Spin | June 20-30, 2019 | Aspen Gondola PlazaA fleet of Audi e-tron vehicles are coming to Aspen Snowmass all revved and ready for test drives June 20-30. These all-electric Audi SUVs integrate roominess, quattro® all-wheel drive and charging technology with a sophisticated battery design to provide a range of up to 204 miles. Audi e-trons will be available at the Aspen Mountain Lower Gondola Plaza for anyone to test drive on designated routes on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The fit-for-Colorado specification highlights of the Audi e-tron include an acceleration speed of 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds, 402 hp/300 kw with boost technology and air suspension with five modes including off-road. The available tow package provides towing capacity of 4,000 lbs.
“The Audi e-tron is amazing up hill and off-roading. There will be a few options for guests to take the car uphill as well as a short drive on Aspen Mountain to test off-road abilities,” Aspen Skiing Company Strategic Alliances Manager Michael Olenick said. “Electric vehicles fit in with the Aspen Snowmass commitment to protect the environment and lead the way on corporate responsibility and sustainability.”
Audi is also partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival, providing an additional Audi e-trons to shuttle festival attendees June 23-29. With eight electric chargers in the Rio Grande Parking Garage and 14 newly installed chargers at The Little Nell and Limelight properties, Aspen Snowmass is ready for the fleet. A mere 10-minute charge on a Level 3 DC fast charger offers a range of 54 miles.
A Commitment to Electric Vehicles
Following the program in June, Aspen Snowmass will getting 5 Audi e-tron’s where one will go to each hotel property to be used as complimentary shuttles for guest and test drives for guest. “We are working to become more sustainable as a company as well as being a great model for others to follow,” Olenick said.
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