In an interview with AutoExpress.co.uk Audi recently reaffirmed its commitment to electric mobility. At the IAA in Frankfurt, the Ingolstadt manufacturer had first demonstrated his electric car e-tron quattro concept, which is to go as Q6 e-tron in series in the next few years. Numerous other plug-in vehicles are on this model in the future to follow.
“We will use this vehicle (the Q6 e-tron, n. D. Red.) To introduce our customers technologies. We will equip all our cars with plug-in technology. Pretty much everyone (Audi) drive can be electrified, “commented Head of Audi Development Executive Ulrich Hackenberg.
Audis first pure premium electric cars to the mass market Q6 e-tron is to appeal to buyers in the US and Asia , The Stromer is to be offered in 2018 but also in Europe. At this time, the terrain-Stromer could rely in Germany on a large area developed fast charging infrastructure to allow charging to 400 km range in only 30 minutes, so Hackenberg.
Audi Q6 e-tron is also a may introduce modular battery concept in the company, in which buyers choose between batteries with 60 to 95 kWh capacity, and so specify the maximum range of their electric cars. The 95-kWh battery is intended to be not only the most efficient option, but also operate most efficiently and allow up to 500 kilometers on a single charge. From zero to one hundred, it is intended to go in less than four seconds
On the question of why Audi its foray into pure electric car mobility begins with such a massive vehicle, said Ulrich Hackenberg. “You need a big car to the necessary 500-kilometer range space (for the batteries, n. d. Red.) to have available … Our customers want unlimited mobility. “
Before the 2018 coming-electric Q6 e-tron should AutoExpress.co.uk get some electrical early as next year plug-in hybrid versions of the Audi model series Q5, Q6, Q7 and A8 on the market, according to. However, it remains to be seen how the current crisis at the parent company Volkswagen will affect Audis model planning