Rupert Stadler, Chetan Maini.
“Plug-in hybrids could account for 10 percent to 20 percent, even 40 percent of the 2 million units we plan to build annually by 2020. It will be our customers who decide, and we are ready to satisfy their demand.”
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is ready to not only offer the A3 e-tron globally but also to hybridise other models if demand is there. The first would be the Q7, followed by a longer version of the A6 for the Chinese market as well as the A8.
“The best solutions can come from sharing especially for an industry which is still in a niche segment.”
Chetan Maini, founder and CEO of Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, shares Tesla’s open source approach, essentially. Mahindra Reva too is ready to share its low cost fast-charging station solutions with other players, Maini said.