Audi Aim for an Electric Future
The German giants have announced they are planning on introducing 20 new electric models and 12 new SUVs by 2025.
Audi have used the debut of the Audi e-tron as a platform to announce their ambitious plans to introduce a wide number of fully electric vehicles and SUVs over the next seven years. There will be 20 new, electric cars that will range from SUVs, to four door saloons, to city cars. Of the 20 new cars, 12 will be fully electric with the rest being comprised of plug-in hybrids.
Having lifted the lid off the Audi e-tron, the German manufacturer will also be unveiling the Audi e-tron GT concept at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November. The concept will showcase much of the technology seen on the PB18 e-tron which was revealed last month at Pebble Beach, and will follow the design which was initially debuted at the Audi conference last March. Following the GT Concept, Audi plan to release a coupe/crossover version named the e-tron Sportback. This will be based on an electric version of the Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform. Audi have also confirmed that their e-tron GT will sit on the J1 platform and is expected to hit showrooms by 2021.
Of the remaining models, the only to have been confirmed is one that will sit on Volkswagen Group’s new MEB all-electric platform and be a compact A3 sized model. Over the next few years we are expecting to hear much more about the range of electric models Audi has planned including several SUVs, Crossovers and saloons.
Along with the new range of models, Audi has also divulged its plans to build a new platform alongside Porsche called the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) which will help them develop a suitable base for their bigger, high-floored SUVs. Audi are expecting around 30-35% of all sales to be electrified by 2025 and this push will go a long way to help them achieve this figure.
Audi to Expand Q Range
Audi is also set to expand their Q range by 12 models over the next seven years. Seven of these new models are set to be electrified e-tron models including the aforementioned e-tron and e-tron Sportback but that still leaves space for another give electric Q’s to fit into the line-up. With both the Q4 and Q6 brand still available, it’s very likely that these names will be taken.
It certainly is exciting times for Audi, with a hugely impressive series of vehicles expected to hit our showrooms in the near future and we can’t wait to see it all unfold. To hear more or to register interest in a model, get in touch with your local dealership today!