Audi has reached and passed the 10,000 reservation milestone for the e-tron around the world, according to head of Audi France, Lahouari Bennaoum. The fully-electric serial model has found popularity with both private and commercial buyers.
According to his statement, Lahouari Bennaoum is expecting that the e-tron will mainly find use as a company car, and currently estimated the orders from private and commercial customers to stand at about 30:70, respectively.
Audi’s first electric SUV was presented recently in San Francisco. The basic price for the vehicle was set at 79,900 euros. The only thing that remains to be seen, is what exactly Audi included in their “extensive serial features”.
Johannes Eckstein, product manager for the e-tron, added that early in the next decade, the Audi e-tron GT would be the first serial model to allow for 350 kW charging. At the Los Angeles Motor Show, the e-tron GT concept presented a brief overview of what we can expect from what the Ingolstadt-based company hails as the “athletic spear-point” for their electrification plans. EV fans will not have to wait until the 2020s for Audi’s next release however; next year, the Audi e-tron Sportback will hit the market, and in 2020 a fully electric compact model will be presented.
The electrification plan has Audi selling more than 2o electrified vehicle models by 2025. About a dozen fully electric vehicles and eight plug-in hybrids are planned.