As a new Audi dealer serving drivers from our hometown of Santa Monica to nearby Culver City, we've noticed some shifting trends when it comes to what our guests are looking for when it comes to buying or leasing a new car. With rising fuel costs, many guests who usually drive gasoline or diesel-powered cars are showing increased interest in our new Audi EVs and hybrid models. And if you're looking for a more efficient way to get around the greater Westwood and Brentwood, CA areas without compromising on quality and luxury, you owe it to yourself to come in to Audi Santa Monica to see what a new Audi EV or hybrid can do for you.

Now, hybrid and electric vehicles are no strangers to the roads of the greater Los Angeles area, which begs the question, what differentiates our new Audi EVs and hybrid models from the competition? Naturally, cost is one of the main concerns for many Los Angeles area drivers, and you'll find that even if you have the means readily available, a new EV can be fairly costly. For example, the new Tesla Model X retails at well over $100,000, while even the highest end trims of our new Audi hybrid and EV models don't approach that lofty price point.

However, given that most all of our new Audi EV and hybrid cars are more competitively priced than many of their competitors, you might expect that choosing one will mean making sacrifices in terms of power, capability, and amenities. However, we think you'll find that as you explore our portfolio of new Audi EVs and hybrids, that's not the case.

Take for example the new Audi e-tron® GT and the new Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. Both models can charge from 5-percent to 80-percent of their battery capacity in as little as 22.5 minutes. However, the Audi e-tron® GT offers up to 637 horsepower on demand, while the Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo can only manage up to 469 horsepower when properly equipped.

Of course, while choosing a new all-electric vehicle will afford you the chance to take advantage of a federal tax credit up to $7,500 and access to HOV lanes all over the greater Los Angeles area, those who prefer the flexibility of a new Audi hybrid or plug-in hybrid car will find no end of compelling reasons to choose them over hybrid models from other luxury brands.

For example, if you opt for a new hybrid car like the new Audi A7 TFSI e, there may be times when you when to travel without using gasoline power. If that's the case, you can opt to drive in all-electric mode and enjoy up to an EPA-estimated 24 miles of range, after which the vehicle will seamlessly switch back to gasoline power until the battery is recharged. By comparison, the comparable new Lexus LS hybrid doesn't manage anywhere close to that all-electric range.

So, if you're interested in buying or leasing a new hybrid or electric car, don't hesitate to get started by getting an estimate on your car's trade-in value or reaching out to our team today.

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