At the annual general meeting in Ingolstadt, Audi’s CEO Rupert Stadler announced that they are formulating their vision of electrifying the entire range of cars.
Stadler said, "Starting in 2018, we will launch an electrified car each year." These measures could have stemmed out of a desperate plan to recuperate from the ongoing diesel emissions scandal. Reports have already confirmed that an electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) has been in the making for some time now. This vehicle is based on the E-Tron Quattro concept which first saw public reaction during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Audi went to the extent of even revealing that the Brussels, Belgium production unit will put together this new electric vehicle. It is claimed that the range for this vehicle could break the 310mile barrier (499km).
It’s obvious that most car makers are in a newfound eagerness to compete with the new successful kid on the block, Tesla. So should we get to see an ampere A4 or A7 locking horns with the Tesla Model 3 or S, in the not so far future? Only time can tell.