Audi Chairman of the Board Rupert Stadler said at the company’s recent annual meeting that Audi plans to launch three new electric models by 2020, after which the brand will gradually electrify models in each of its core series. The first to go into production will be the e-tron quattro SUV, due next year.
Audi recently agreed with its sister brand Porsche on a shared architecture for electrification, a move designed to enhance the competitiveness of EVs. Audi expects that plug-in models will account for a third of its sales by 2025.
Audi will take the leading role within the Volkswagen Group in the development of autonomous driving. A subsidiary called Autonomous Intelligent Driving is working on autonomous technology to be applied to models of various brands. The company hopes to apply the new tech in a small series of cars early in the next decade.