Audi wants at least 25% of U.S. sales from electric vehiclesStaff writer ▼ | November 19, 2015
Audi of America President Scott Keogh announced the company’s commitment to achieve at least 25% of U.S. sales from electric vehicles by 2025 as he presented a roadmap to electrification in the U.S.
Auto industry Audi of America President Scott Keogh:
Audi will build its position in electric vehicle technology with the launch of the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid later this year.
It will then accelerate toward its decade-long goal of 25% electric vehicle sales with the production version of the fully electric Audi e-tron quattro concept SUV by 2018, along with other plug-in models to come.
Audi will support the broad adoption of EV technology in the U.S. by developing a nationwide 150 kilowatt fast charging network that would provide an 80 percent charge in only 30 minutes – enough for 200 miles worth of driving in the Audi e-tron quattro.
The network will be in place for the launch of the fully electric SUV in 2018.
The A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid is the first volume-oriented electrified vehicle from a traditional automaker to be available nationwide at launch. ■