The 2019 Geneva Motor Show is almost here and Audi is looking to push electric mobility hard while it’s there. In more ways than one, as well. For instance, Audi will show off some of its e-tron products, as well as a new one, while also discussing its plans for the future. The headliner, though, will be the Audi Q4 e-tron Concept, which will make its official debut in Geneva.
Audi’s third electric product of 2019, the Q4 e-tron will be one of the most exciting. As a sporty electric crossover, the Audi Q4 e-tron will be a car that should be able to excite traditional customers enough to buy one. Not only will it be sporty and stylish but, as a crossover, it will be practical enough for most customers’ everyday lives. Plus, it will have 200-plus miles of total EV range, which is more than enough for almost all American customers. While the car we’ll see in Geneva will just be a concept, expect it to be a pretty production-ready one, much like the e-tron GT is.
That’s not all, though. Audi will also discuss its plans for the future and how it wants to shift more toward electric mobility by 2025. “We have set ourselves a clear goal – one in three new Audi vehicles sold will have electrified drive in 2025 already. Because we are pursuing a clear vision – we are committing ourselves to emission-free mobility.” said Audi CEO Bram Schot.
Along with the fully-electric e-tron models, Audi will also be launching four new plug-in hybrids. These new hybrid “TFSI e” models will be of the Audi A6, A7, A8 and Q5. All of which will make their official debuts at in Geneva. Audi is also claiming that new versions of the current A3 and Q7 e-trons will also be available to order with updated tech.
Among the talks in Geneva, Audi will also discuss its new PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture, which is shared with Porsche. PPE will be able to accommodate both electric cars and SUVs, making it extremely versatile and cost effective for both brands.
That’s not the only electric architecture Audi will be using in the future, though. The upcoming Audi Q4 e-tron will be built on the same MEB platform that underpins the Volkswagen I.D. electric concept. MEB will be a compact electric architecture shared by the Volkswagen Group and will spawn cars like the Q4 e-tron and electric Golf.
“In the future, virtually every market segment will include models powered by a combination of an electric motor and a combustion engine and that can be charged at an electric outlet,” said Schot.
So stay tuned for the Geneva Motor Show next week.