Audi will continue the electric vehicle expansion with a new model following the Q6’s launch in 2018.
The Ingolstadt-based automaker currently doesn’t have a pure EV on sale but very soon they will start taking orders for the R8 e-tron, a zero-emission supercar based on the second generation of the company’s range-topping performance vehicle. It will be joined in 2018 by a production variant of the e-tron quattro concept which is believed to be baptized with the Q6 nameplate.
Now, we found out from Audi of America President Scott Keogh there’s a third EV in the works and it will be out several years after the Q6, so it will hit dealerships after the end of the decade. He believes the market for electric vehicles will grow as the battery technology is evolving and this brings down the costs while boosting range at the same time.
We remind you Audi is already working with Samsung SDI and LG Chem for a new type of battery which will enable the Q6 electric crossover to offer a maximum range of more than 500 km (311 miles), so by the time this third EV will be out, batteries will last even longer, especially if the vehicle in question will be lighter.