There’s an article on the Autocar website this morning about an update to the Audi etron promised for 2022. New batteries, motors and “upgraded electronics systems” will boost range from 249 to 373 miles. Thats quite an upgrade isn’t it?

Facelifts for cars are nothing new. And there’s always the debate about whether you have the last of the old model and a bigger discount or wait for the new one with the new grill and better stereo. But surely that’s not the case here – a big EV SUV that can only do 249 miles versus the new one that can go 50% further?

I still believe that in a couple of years we’ll be seeing new EVs with 500+ mile ranges and I do worry about what that means for the residual values of the current crop?