Audi has disclosed plans to keep focusing on the development of plug-in hybrids. The announcement was made by the company’s CEO Rupert Stadler who remains cautions regarding the future of EVs. He estimates that for the next 10-15 years, PHEVs will continue to be the preferred choice by those on the look for alternatively-powered cars.
Even though the focus will be primarily on plug-in hybrids, let’s not forget Audi is cooking up a fully electric vehicle set to come out at the beginning of 2018 with the Q6 moniker. It will have a maximum range of more than 310 miles and will compete head to head with the upcoming Tesla Model X.
Audi already has a full EV in the form of the R8 e-tron supercar programmed to go on sale in the second half of this year. It will have a 279-mile range and will be able to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.9 seconds and do 155 mph (250 km/h). This will be possible thanks to two electric motors generating a total power of 462 PS and 920 Nm of torque. It weighs 1,840 kg (4,056 lbs) and comes equipped with a 92 kWh lithium-ion battery and according to early tests the aforementioned range will be possible in real life traffic conditions.
via Automotive News