Hit hard by the scandal Dieselgate, Audi finally decided to go to the conquest of the electric car. The mark to the ring provides for successively outputting a SUV , a sport and a compact . A tierce in order, and fully electric.
Audi starts its electric bend
Very high. Rupert Stadler, Audi’s boss, wants to bounce back strong after the scandal Dieselgate that never ceases to make waves. In order to restore serenity in his group, Mr. Stadler believes that the turn of the electric must be initiated quickly. To mark the Geneva Motor Show, he lifted the veil on the future strategy of the brand to the rings in electric vehicles. Rupert Stadler talks about an electric SUV to begin the conquest of this market. For the owner of the firm from Ingolstadt, the launch of an SUV is the right thing to do, in spite of the challenges in aerodynamics posed by this type of vehicle. “People like to sit in an SUV, and we must take into account the growth of this segment , “he explains. The SUV is likely to incorporate the elements of the Q6 e-tron concept introduced by Audi at the end of 2015.
Audi e-tron Quattro
Compete with the BMW i8 Audi does not intend to stop in such good way. After the SUV, it will launch an electric sports that will be to target the plug-in hybrid supercar BMW i8. However, Mr. Stadler did not give precise details on the main features of this future all-electric supercar. It will be recalled that Audi has already tried a similar adventure with the R8 e-tron without knowing a great success. Improvements in the autonomy of the vehicle will play a decisive role and will therefore be carefully scrutinized. To close its electric trifecta, the German manufacturer will also bring to market a compact that will include the main elements of the Volkswagen concept ID . This car would be able to offer an autonomy of up to 350 km for a price between 25 000 and 30 000 euros. First model of the list, the SUV Audi e-tron Quattro should be marketed next year.
AUTONOMY : presented at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show as a concept, the SUV Audi e-tron Quattro is powered by a triple electric motors developing a total power of 592 hp. Powered by a Lithium-Ion battery with a capacity of 95 kWh, the latter offers up to 500 km of autonomy on a single charge.