Audi has delayed the development of pure electric cars for a long time. Meanwhile, it’s clear: The first strom without additional combustion engines brings Ingolstadt 2018/2019 on the market. The premium e-tron SUV with a range of more than 500 kilometers will be followed by two electric models by the end of 2020 sports cars and compact models. It has Audi CEO Rupert Stadler now confirmed in an interview with Auto Express.
“We chose the SUV route, even though the architecture is more challenging because of the not optimal aerodynamics, because people like to sit in SUVs and we have to consider increasing demand in this segment. I think that’s the right decision two or three years ago,” Stadler said of the Audi electric strategy.
After the SUV, Audi plans to introduce an electric sports car to take the BMW semi-electric i8, report AutoExpress. The following is a compact model similar to last September presented by the I.D. provided by Volkswagen’s parent company. “Third, we entered a more compact segment with MEB (new Volkswagen, Group-wide electric car, d. Red),” said Stadler.
Building I.D. A pure pure electric compact car must be designed as a rear wheel drive and make at least 125 kW (170 hp). The buyers will be offered a different battery package with a range of 300 to 600 kilometers. Unlike current models, Volkswagen wants to offer the latest generation of electric cars at a price level that is comparable to an internal combustion engine. This must also be the case with Audi.