Audi nails colours to electric mast
AUDI of America President Scott Keogh is committed to achieve at least 25% of U.S. sales from electric vehicles by 2025.
While other brands try to contain hydrogen, Keogh presented a clear roadmap to electrification in the world’s biggest EV market.
The announcements came out of the Audi presentation at this year’s LA Auto Show.
“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.
Audi will build its position in electric vehicle technology with the launch of the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid later this year.
It will then accelerate toward its decade-long goal of 25% electric vehicle sales with the production version of the fully electric Audi e-tron quattro concept SUV by 2018, along with other plug-in models to come.
Audi will also help install a nationwide 150 kilowatt fast charging network in the U.S. that would provide an 80% charge in only 30 minutes – enough for 321 km in the Audi e-tron quattro.