Electric-powered vehicles are the mainstream of the future. Multiple automotive companies are investing on building full electric cars that serves far way better than the regulars gas or diesel powered vehicles. One of the most iconic brand, Audi, is looking forward to the future of Fully-Powered Crossovers, Coupe, and Mainstream Car.
Audi plans to execute the new program by 2020, and the first of its planned creation is a big crossover, then a big coupe, and lastly, a smaller yet more maintreamed cars. Top Gear had an interview with Audi's Boss, Rupert Stadler which confirms the three planned Electric-Powered Vehicles.
According to the source, Audi plans to build a VW Group's flat-floor MEB platform which will include motors both from the front and the rear for a quattro drive. Stadler hinted that the coupe sized EV will exhibit an emotional shape. Stadler did not provide further details regarding Audi's upcoming EV coupe such as features and engines.
But, Stadler discussed its EV Crossover which is powered by the e-Tron concept unveiled at the Frankfurt show 18 months ago. "It's a long way down the development path, and goes on sale next year. Think Tesla Model X but normal doors," says Stadler via Top Gear.
The Audi EV Crossover claims to include a 300-mile approximate range and can be easily recharged from empty to 250 miles range in less than an hour via 350kW chargers. The company's plan to release 250 units in Europe first before the car is ready to go fully on sale by the end of 2018. Next is to create 400 years the year after, says Stadler.
When asked about money and profit, Stadler answered the interview with a bold statement saying, "does Tesla make money?" He added that the e-Tron would be a part of Audi's plug-in hybrids and EVs. As always, share us your thoughts in the comment section below.