Audi is a little behind fellow German automaker BMW in the area of electrified autos, but it has a plan in place to address this shortcoming. Speaking during Audi’s annual general meeting in the automaker’s home of Ingolstadt, Germany, CEO Rupert Stadler outlined a plan to introduce at least one electric car per year starting from 2018. “Starting in 2018, we will launch another electrified car each year,” he said. DON'T MISS: One-Quarter Of All Audis To Be Electric In 10 Years, Company Says It’s likely the Audi boss is referring to both battery-electrics and...
Bentley To Be Fourth VW Group Brand To Offer Electric Car
If an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes? At least, that would seem to be the thinking at VW Group, which over the last six months has announced plans for the first three brands to launch...John Voelcker
VW CEO Müller: Automotive Future Must Not Be Left To Silicon Valley
Like many automakers, Volkswagen Group has had a research facility in Silicon Valley for many years. In 2011, Its Electronics Research Laboratory--first launched in 1998--tripled its size and moved northward from Palo Alto to Belmont. It now has almost 100 people. But new VW Group CEO Matthias...John Voelcker
Germans Vs Tesla In High-End Electric Cars: Will Fast Charging Follow In Time?
Arguably the most stunning car at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show was the Porsche Mission E, a low, sleek all-electric sport sedan that is likely to go into production within three or four years. It stole much of the limelight from the other all-electric debut, the Audi e-tron Quattro Concept, a...John Voelcker
Tesla-Targeting Audi e-tron quattro Electric SUV Concept Teased Ahead Of Frankfurt
The Audi e-tron quattro concept will preview the Q6 e-tron electric SUV due in 2018.Stephen Edelstein
Audi Electric SUV To Target Tesla With LG Chem, Samsung Cells
This much we know: a concept for the future Audi Q6 "coupe" SUV will be shown at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. We also know an all-electric Q6 e-tron version will target the Tesla Model X, though more conventional Q6 versions with gasoline, diesel, and possibly plug-in hybrid...John Voelcker