Stand featuring electric vehicles exclusively. Plug-in portfolio being comprehensively expanded
Ingolstadt/Geneva, February 28, 2019 – Audi is systematically and comprehensively continuing its electric car offensive. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the brand is showing four all-electric drive vehicles. So the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. In addition, four new plug hybrid versions as a world premiere. As well as the fully electric Formula E race car Audi e-tron FE05. All displayed on the Audi stand. All which consists exclusively of electrically driven cars this year. The Audi Q4 e-tron concept and the European debut of the Audi e-tron GT concept. Both unveiled at the press conference at the Audi stand in hall 1. It started on March 5, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. (CET)
The first member of this new quartet of electric vehicles, the Audi e-tron*, will already be supplied to customers soon.
The company will introduce the series-production version of its coupe equal. Therefore expect the Audi e-tron Sportback, later in 2019. Another electric car presented in a few weeks in China: the Audi Q2 L e-tron, which the first customers will also be able to take receipt of 2019. Two further series-production debuts will then follow in 2020: the Audi e-tron GT and Audi Q4 e-tron. Concept cars at the stand in Geneva give a look at these two future models.
New to the range are hybrid versions of the high-volume product lines Audi A6, A7, A8 and Q5. Both of the established plug-in versions of the Audi A3 and Audi Q7 can also be available for order again.
In the future, a total of four technical platforms and product families will be the foundation for offering electric vehicles in every segment from A to D. Close collaboration between the Technical Development of other Group brands leverages the synergies required for a broad, global range.
The Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback use components from Audi’s modular longitudinal platform. This and many innovative technologies, primarily in drive systems, are giving rise to a separate product family of e-SUVs with electric quattro all-wheel drive. Fast charging with up to 150 kW and a range suitable for long-distance journeys promise full everyday use.
Audi already presented the first member of another e-platform in 2018: The Audi e-tron GT concept show car, a highly dynamic coupé with a low floor, made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The technology in this automobile developed with Porsche; the design and character of the e-tron GT concept packed full of unmistakable Audi DNA.
Premium Electrified Architecture
Another joint project of the development departments at Audi and Porsche is the Premium Architecture Electrification (PPE). It will be the foundation for multiple Audi model families with all-electric drive covering the high-volume B through D segments. Both SUVs and classic body concepts planned here with a low vehicle floor. A major strength of the PPE is that it developed exclusively for electric drive. This offers advantages with respect to weight, the package and the proportions of the body.
Several Volkswagen Group brands are collaborating on the development of the modular electrification platform (MEB), which serves as the basis for a series of Audi e-models, particularly in the high-volume A segment.
AUDI AG will also greatly expand its range of plug-in hybrid automobiles. “In the future, almost every market segment will include models powered by a combination of an electric motor and a combustion engine and that can be charged at an electric outlet,” says Chairman of the Board of Management Schot.