The e-tron as starting signal: Audi launches e-offensive

Posted on 17. Sep, 2018 by in Audi Canada

Peter Mertens, Member of a Board of Management for Technical Development during AUDI AG: “The Audi e-tron is really a prominence in a story of a association and a starting vigilance for a foundation strategy.” A sum of 4 technical platforms and product families are a exigency for charity electric vehicles in each shred from A to D. Close partnership between Technical Development and other Group brands leverages a synergies compulsory for a broad, tellurian operation that also offers optimal prospects of financial success.

The Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback use components from Audi’s modular longitudinal platform. This and countless innovative technologies essentially in a area of expostulate systems are giving arise to a apart product family of e-SUVs with electric quattro all-wheel drive. Fast charging with adult to 150 kW and plenty operation suitable for long-distance journeys are benchmarks in this class.

Audi will benefaction a initial member of another e-platform by a finish of 2018: The Audi e-tron GT judgment showcar, a rarely energetic coupe with a prosaic building assembly, is debuting during a Los Angeles Auto Show. The record in this vehicle was grown in partnership with Porsche; a pattern and impression of a e-tron GT judgment are packaged full of observable Audi DNA.

Another corner plan of a growth departments during Audi and Porsche is a Premium Platform Electric (PPE). It will be a basement for mixed Audi indication families with all-electric expostulate covering a high-volume B by D segments of a market.

Both SUVs and classical physique concepts are designed here. A vital strength of a PPE is that it was grown exclusively for electric drive. This offers advantages with honour to weight, a package and a proportions of a body.

Several Volkswagen Group brands are collaborating on a growth of a modular foundation height (MEB), that serves as a basement for a array of Audi e-models, quite in a high-volume A segment. One of these is being grown privately for a mandate of China, a singular many critical market.

AUDI AG will also severely enhance a operation of plug-in hybrid automobiles. “In a future, probably each marketplace shred will embody models powered by a multiple of electric motors and a explosion engine, and that can be charged during an electric outlet,” pronounced Board Member for Technical Development Mertens.

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