Audi has confirmed that its rumoured sports EV will indeed be using Porsche’s Mission E technology by 2022. Auto Motor und Sport quotes Audi’s head of development Peter Mertens.
You may have heard it on the wire here before that Audi was looking to utilise technology from Porsche’s Mission E to set up its own all-electric model. In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport, Audi’s R&D boss Peter Mertens has now confirmed this technology transfer within the Volkswagen Group that goes beyond the shared PPE (Premium Platform Electric).
While the new model is sporty, it is conceived as a four-door coupé and dubbed Audi E-Tron GT-Four. Details are scarce but expect an electric powertrain with 441 kW driving all four wheels. The E-Tron GT could be launched in 2022 and have a base price of less than 100,000 euros.
A floor-mounted Li-ion battery is to last for over 500 kilometres and there is talk of a rapid charging system. Porsche had only introduced its so-called High Power Charging system capable of charging at 350 kW (800 Volt) in Berlin earlier this year.
Audi is not the only VW brand that may benefit from Porsche’s considerable investment in electric drive technology. Bentley too has been reported to hedge plans to utilise the Mission E system and fit it into a luxurious SUV.
auto-motor-und-sport.de (original source in German)
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