/ Audi, Industry, News / Report – Audi plans more electric models

Report – Audi plans more electric models

Linked In Share
Report – Audi plans more electric models

According to people with knowledge of the matter, if the electric segment becomes more interesting to customers, Audi has already sketched up a big line of performance electric cars that would fight its German rivals and Tesla.

So far, consumers globally have not been drawn to adopt the coveted battery electric cars due to numerous reasons – among them being the higher acquisition price, the lower range offered, the lack of a developed charging network and the lengthy period of recharge.

Still, many industry observers predict the segment’s sales are due to increase dramatically by 2020, with most of the growth going to pioneers who dared to enter the market – like Tesla or BMW’s “i” line-up. Both have invested much in developing new technology and their success has attracted the attention of a premium rival – Volkswagen AG’s Audi.

Audi will not only release an electric version of the R8 supercar, designed to fight similar offerings from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but, according to trustworthy sources from within the company, they are also considering a wider range of electric only models. All of them would be high-performance electric saloons and sport-utility vehicles, which would rely and further enhance the technology that underpins the electric R8, which manages a driving range of 450 km, close to Tesla’s top Model S offering that comes with around 500 km.

Via Reuters

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Friday, June 20th, 2014 - filed under Audi, Industry, News. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
electric cars high performance plans range


Discuss: Report – Audi plans more electric models

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Dennis denies Alonso relationship breaking down again
Dennis denies Alonso relationship breaking down againMar.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ron Dennis has played down suggestions McLaren's relationship with Fernando Alonso is once again ...
Susie Wolff slams ‘all-female F1′ series idea
Susie Wolff slams ‘all-female F1′ series ideaMar.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Susie Wolff has slammed suggestions an all-female version of formula one should be ...
Honda relying more on McLaren now – Boullier
Honda relying more on McLaren now – BoullierMar.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) McLaren and Honda are working hard to make their new works collaboration gel. Back together in 2015 ...
Ecclestone regrets letting Manor return
Ecclestone regrets letting Manor returnMar.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Manor appears to have lost the backing of Bernie Ecclestone, the most powerful man in formula ...
Rosberg denies ‘blocking’ Hamilton
Rosberg denies ‘blocking’ HamiltonMar.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Nico Rosberg protested his innocence on Saturday, amid suspicions he 'blocked' teammate Lewis ...
Boss plays down ‘naughty’ Rosberg-Hamilton move
Boss plays down ‘naughty’ Rosberg-Hamilton moveMar.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Toto Wolff on Saturday played down suggestions the tension between Mercedes' drivers could be set to ...
Hamilton asked FIA to explain Alonso crash – report
Hamilton asked FIA to explain Alonso crash – reportMar.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Lewis Hamilton played an unusually forceful role earlier this weekend in the drivers' FIA briefing, ...
Alonso upbeat despite Ferrari resurgence
Alonso upbeat despite Ferrari resurgenceMar.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) McLaren-Honda's all-champion driver lineup is putting a brave face on its situation. As in ...
‘No change’ after Pirelli’s China buyout – Hembery
‘No change’ after Pirelli’s China buyout – HemberyMar.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Pirelli's F1 project is "business as usual" despite the EUR 7 billion takeover of the historic ...
Malaysia not ruling out night race
Malaysia not ruling out night raceMar.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Malaysia is looking into switching to a night race format in the future. Organisers of the now ...
Schumacher’s stepbrother on Germanwings passenger list
Schumacher’s stepbrother on Germanwings passenger listMar.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Michael Schumacher's step-brother was on the passenger list of the ill-fated Germanwings flight, it ...
Ferrari adds EUR 100m to F1 budget – report
Ferrari adds EUR 100m to F1 budget – reportMar.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari is closing the gap to dominant Mercedes in more ways than one, according to reports. The ...
Alonso role meant no Indycar for Magnussen
Alonso role meant no Indycar for MagnussenMar.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Kevin Magnussen has admitted he let an opportunity to race in Indycar this year slide when Fernando ...
Next hurdle for Manor is 107pc qualifying rule
Next hurdle for Manor is 107pc qualifying ruleMar.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) After the silence of Melbourne, Manor finally got its engines running in Malaysia. The resurrected ...
CVC would sell F1 to Red Bull – Ecclestone
CVC would sell F1 to Red Bull – EcclestoneMar.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone has welcomed reports Red Bull might be looking at buying formula one. Some ...
Read more automotive news


2015 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

bmw x5 xdrive40e shanghai motor show 1
BMW_M135i_3dr
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate AMG Line by Brabus tuning 1
2015 Dodge Durango RT 1
2016 Buick Enclave Tuscan Edition 1
2016 kia optima 1
Mitsubishi ASX 2,2 Diesel AT Instyle 4WD 01
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 218d 01
Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo and B6 Bi-Turbo Edition 50 1
lamborghini-aventador-crash-china-11
2015 toyota rav4 hybrid 1
30-jahre-m5-for-sale-4-1050x788

More automotive from inautonews
BMW is getting ready to officially present the new X5 xDrive40e during the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, next month. The BMW X5 plug-in hybrid, or the xDrive40e as it has been officially named, will be officially introduced at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, next month, and the images posted below stand ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive – Mitsubishi ASX 2.2 Diesel AT Instyle 4WD
Test Drive – Mitsubishi ASX 2.2 Diesel AT Instyle 4WD The Mitsubishi ASX can be called just about anything except for “new” and this is the word we are looking for because the company seems to have ...
Test Drive – BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 218d
Test Drive – BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 218dIn an attempt to keep production costs low and to go ahead with its times, the 2-Series Active Tourer is the first vehicle made by BMW with a ...
Test Drive: BMW 225i Active Tourer
Test Drive: BMW 225i Active TourerOne word of advice from the very beginning – if you’re a BMW purist that believes the blue-white logo has nothing in common with front wheel ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz cars in two separate campaignsMercedes-Benz has recently issued two separate recall campaigns which are covering a total of ... Recall roundup: Three separate campaigns announced by FordFord has issued three separate recall campaigns which are affecting approximately 220,000 vehicles ...
Safety Section