Audi Q4 e-tron concept to be made in Zwickau
Audi has just officially confirmed that the production model of the Audi Q4 e-tron concept will roll off production lines at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant. There are also indications that there could be a sportier version of the Q4 and a saloon among Audi’s other planned MEB models.
Porsche 718, Cayenne & Panamera may go electric
Within the next twelve months, Porsche intends to make a final decision as to whether the next generation of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will be solely manufactured as an electric series. This was stated by Porsche boss Oliver Blume in an interview.
Possible cooperation between Audi and BYD
Volkswagen Group subsidiary Audi and Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD are allegedly negotiating a battery cell supply contract for future electric models based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) Porsche, and Audi jointly develop.
Audi expands electrification plans to 20 BEV by 2025
Audi has refined its electrification roadmap: After the Ingolstadt-based company had already increased its announcement in March from 20 to 30 electrified models by 2025, Audi has now announced that two-thirds of these 30 electrified models will be fully electric.
Porsche to release fully electric Macan SUV in 2022
Porsche wants to offer its Macan SUV with a fully electric drive. After a lot of rumours, the electric Macan has received production approval through the Board and Porsche CFO Lutz Meschke has now said that the electric Macan should be out by 2022.
Audi CFO expects electric cars to turn a profit
Audi’s head of finance, Alexander Seitz is convinced that the brand’s electric cars will be as profitable as comparable conventional models thanks to economies of scale through the overarching Volkswagen Group as well as the cooperation with Porsche.
Porsche to double investment in plug-in vehicles
Porsches says it will double its investments in the development and construction of electric vehicles from and initial 3 billion euros to a total of 6bn euros. The money is for the development of new and existing hybrid models as well as pure electric cars.
Audi and Porsche to utilize common PPE from 2021
The German VW subsidies are jointly developing a Premium Platform Electric (PPE), an architecture for electric-powered high-class cars. According to Automobil Produktion first models based on the new platform shall hit the roads from 2021.