Report: Audi’s Future Plans Include Electric Supercar

Report: Audi’s Future Plans Include Electric Supercar

Report: Audi’s Future Plans Include Electric Supercar

0 comments 📅20 June 2017, 07:15

Speaking at the brand-new Formula E Berlin e-Prix, Audi’s head of development, Peter Mertens, outlined the marque’s plans for its electric vehicles, which include an electric supercar and bringing off versions of the upcoming e-tron models.

“You can very well imagine that at some place we will have an electric supercar,” Mertens told Car and Driver. “The proposition beyond the shadow of a doubt is, ‘Would I like to make it happen sooner?’ and the answer is, ‘Yes, of course.’ It is say of our plan.”

Mertens also suggested that an electric supercar would be a capacious opportunity to introduce an 800-volt charging system, like the one planned for Porsche’s Aim E concept.

“800-volt puts a significant extra cost on the bill. We necessity to evaluate whether customers will be prepared to pay that,” Mertens told Car and Driver. “In segments like wonderful sports cars, it will be yes, no doubt about it.”

Performance versions of more affordable exciting cars were also of interest to Mertens, who said that S and RS versions of e-tron models were on the limits.

Audi’s last electric supercar, the R8 e-tron suffered a difficult gestation. Canceled ages during planning, and then again 19 months after sales started, the dumpy lived electric R8 was RWD-only and fewer than 100 of the million dollar cars were sold.

Mertens’ latest comments support that future attempts at electric speed will come from dedicated exciting cars, rather than retrofitted internal combustion cars.

[source: Car and Driver]

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