Audi will develop four platforms for electric carsApril 2, 2020
The German automaker continues to implement the plan for the release of new electric cars.
According to the representatives of the brand, four new platforms will form the basis of future all-electric models Audi, one of which is already in use – this is the MLB Evo. Recall that she is now involved in the creation of gasoline and diesel cars of the Volkswagen Group, including the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus crossovers. The latest innovations released on the basis of this platform are Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback.
The automaker also announced the J1 platform, which was created with the support of Porsche engineers. Based on this architecture, the Porsche Taycan electric sedan was launched. Audi plans to use it to create models similar to the Audi e-tron GT concept introduced 1.5 years ago.
For compact electric cars, the MEB architecture will be used, which is designed to twin future Audi electric cars with models of the Volkswagen ID family, as well as with the new Skoda Enyaq, Cupra Tavascan and Seat el-Born. The first Audi model built on this platform will be the Q4 e-tron crossover.
But the fourth architecture for future Audi electric cars will be PPE (Premium Platform Electric). Engineers from the Porsche brand also participated in its development. It will form the basis of large passenger models and crossovers, which should debut in the next few years.
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