Audi has made a big announcement this week by revealing plans to roll out two full electric vehicles. The ambitious plans was revealed by the company’s CEO Rupert Stadler in an interview published yesterday in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He also disclosed the identity of the models by saying one of them is going to be a sports car while the other is going to be a sports activity coupe (SAV).
Stadler refused to elaborate on the story but the sports car will likely be the much delayed and highly anticipated production version of the R8 e-tron. Since an all-new R8 will be out sometime in 2015, it’s obviously the electric version will be based on the second generation of the supercar that is expected to shave off some weight compared to the outgoing model.
As far as the other electric vehicle is concerned, it’s safe to say that Audi is cooking up a direct rival for the Tesla Model X which after several delays has been recently confirmed to hit the market in Q3 2015. Audi’s CEO Rupert Stadler says the car in question will be able to travel in excess of 500 km (310 miles) before the batteries will be completely depleted.
These two full electric vehicles are part of an additional €2 billion investment planned by 2019.
via Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung & Reuters