Audi is revving up its engine as it prepares to launch an unprecedented 20 new cars over the next two years, with the majority of them being electric vehicles (EVs).
The German automaker aims to make EVs the cornerstone of its lineup, with 13 of the 20 new cars being fully electric. The remaining seven vehicles will consist of hybrid models, which combine a combustion engine with an electric motor. Audi’s goal is to make EVs account for 40% of its total sales by 2025.
“We are creating a product portfolio with an unparalleled range of electric cars,” said Audi CEO Markus Duesmann. “Our customers will be able to choose from a wide variety of models, from compact cars to luxury-class SUVs.”
Audi plans to launch its first all-electric vehicle in 2021, the e-tron GT. The car, which will feature a battery-powered drivetrain and an aerodynamic design, is expected to have a range of up to 310 miles on a single charge. The automaker will also launch a performance version of the e-tron GT that will have a range of up to 248 miles.
In addition to the e-tron GT, Audi plans to release several other all-electric cars over the next two years, including the Q4 e-tron and e-tron Sportback. These vehicles will be powered by a combination of battery and electric motors, and will feature a range of up to 310 miles.
Audi also plans to introduce several hybrid models over the next two years, including the A3 Sportback and A4 Sedan. These vehicles will be powered by a combination of a combustion engine and electric motor, and will feature a range of up to 310 miles.
The German automaker’s ambitious goal of launching 20 new cars in the next two years is part of its larger plan to become a leader in the electric vehicle market. The company has pledged to invest more than €14 billion in electric vehicles and related technologies over the next five years, and is aiming to make EVs account for 40% of its total sales by 2025.
Audi’s efforts to shift its focus to electric vehicles indicate the company is leading the way in the transition to electric mobility. The automaker’s plans to launch 20 new cars in the next two years, with the majority being EVs, is an unprecedented move and will undoubtedly have a major impact on the electric vehicle market.