Audi has announced they believe that by 2025, a quarter of its sales in United States will represent EVs.
The reveal was made by Audi of America President Scott Keogh while speaking at the Los Angeles Auto Show where he reiterated the company’s commitment to electrified vehicles. He also presented a roadmap to electrification for U.S. which is considered as being the biggest market for electric cars in the world. The plan will effectively kick off with the A3 Sportback e-tron arriving before the end of this year and among the new models on the agenda is the Q6 programmed to hit the market in 2018.
Audi promises they will develop a nationwide 150 kW fast-charging network which will be ready within the next three years and will allow EV owners to charge their cars to an 80% level in just 30 minutes. This will be enough to allow the aforementioned Q6 fully electric SUV to cover up to 200 miles (322 km) before the battery will be depleted.
We remind you that Audi previewed its first ever Q6 with an e-tron quattro concept that made its debut earlier this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is currently on display in Los Angeles. For the moment Audi is saying it will be offered exclusively with a fully electric powertrain, but we won’t be too surprised if the Q6 will eventually receive combustion engines to broaden its appeal.
We will have to wait and see whether by 2025 a quarter of Audi’s sales in North America will indeed consist of electric vehicles. This seems like a very ambitious project, but it could happen now that the Volkswagen Group is focusing more on electrified vehicles to try and make us forget about the Dieselgate saga.