Audi nails colours to elec­tric mast

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

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