One of the main actors in Dieselgate scandal, Audi will try to concentrate its efforts in the green zone. Audi is investing in new technologies, more exactly in green solutions for propulsion. The German manufacturer expects to sale more and more electric vehicles in the future, and its recent models prove that: the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid is one of them.
Audi of America President Scott Keogh announced the company’s commitment to achieve at least 25% of U.S. sales from electric vehicles by 2025. The production version of the fully electric Audi e-tron quattro concept SUV by 2018, along with other plug-in models to come will contribute to that.
Audi will support the broad adoption of EV technology in the U.S. by developing a nationwide 150 kilowatt fast charging network that would provide an 80 percent charge in only 30 minutes – enough for 200 miles worth of driving in the Audi e-tron quattro. The network will be in place for the launch of the fully electric SUV in 2018.
“With the cars on this stage – the Audi A3 e-tron hybrid plug-in and the Audi e-tron quattro electric SUV – we are, in full force, joining the electric revolution,” said Keogh. “Now is the time to make electric driving more available to the mainstream.”