Things on the electric vehicle front are going to become interesting at Audi quite soon.
Their first all-electric vehicle built from the ground up to be electric, Audi e-tron quattro, is coming next year and they already started taking reservations in Norway. They unveiled the e-tron Sportback – pictured above – with ~300 miles of range for production in 2019.
Now they confirm that they plan yet another EV for 2020.
It means that Audi is planning a new all-electric vehicle every year for the next 3 years.
The company made the announcement at their Annual General Meeting this Thursday in Neckarsulm.
Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, announced:
“We are rejuvenating our model portfolio enormously and will renew five existing core model series by mid-2018. In addition, we will expand our successful Q family by 2019 with two new concepts – the Audi Q8 and the Audi Q4 – and we will launch our battery-electric e-tron models. Audi plans to launch three new electric models by 2020, after which the brand will gradually electrify models in each of its core series.“
Considering they already unveiled a SUV and a crossover, we wouldn’t be surprised if Audi’s next electric vehicle will be a sedan.
Audi and Porsche, both brands of the VW group, plan to be able to release new electric vehicles faster after having greenlighted cooperation on a shared architecture for electric and autonomous vehicles earlier this year.
VW has been pushing for more electric vehicles in its lineup since the entire world threw cold water on its diesel vehicles following the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal.
Audi will have the first new all-electric vehicle of the group since the scandal and with two more to come within the next 3 years, it looks like it will be a big part of VW’s EV plan. Earlier this year, Audi told its dealerships to get behind electric vehicles because it will dominate the market within 10 years.