Audi will spend 14 billion euros to produce electric cars and UAVsDecember 4, 2018
The cost of the company for five years will amount to 14 billion euros
Audi’s investment in electrification, digital technology and autonomous control systems will amount to 14 billion euros. The company plans to spend so much over the next five years to release 20 new models by 2025, about half of which will be completely electric.
To lead the new line of electrified models designed e-tron crossover, sales of which have already started in Europe. A coupe-shaped Audi e-tron Sportback (2019) and a product version of the e-tron GT concept that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show will follow. The Grand Tourer will enter the market in 2021 and compete with the Tesla Model S.
Also in the Audi lineup will be an electric hatchback, the closest relative of Volkswagen I.D. It will be built on a modular MEB platform designed specifically for electric vehicles. The e-tron GT will be based on the second “cart” of the e-platform, while other models are likely to use the PPE architecture developed in conjunction with Porsche.
At the same time the interests of Audi are not limited to universal electrification. As it became known in September, the brand’s leadership addresses the issue of resurrection of the Horch name and the release of ultra-luxurious versions of the A8 L sedan. Cars with rich equipment, special design wheels and emblems on the rear pillars will compete with the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.