A couple of days ago, Audi announced that it is launched a new pilot program with the new A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid to test the car’s technology of in real-world applications. It seems like Audi already has huge plans for offering plug-in hybrids in the near future.
Speaking at the Audi Annual Press Conference, CEO Rupert Stadler said that the company is planning to offer the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid in 2014 and will eventually offer the technology in the A4 and Q7.
“While we are planning small-scale series production for this car, which is a vital element in our innovation and technology plans, the electric driving experience will become a reality for a growing clientele with our plug-in hybrids,” Stadler said. “Our pioneering vehicle in this field is the Audi A3, with the market launch of a plug-in version slated for 2014. This will be followed by the next-generation Audi A4 and Audi Q7 plug-in cars – starting in 2014 and in successive years.”
He went onto say that Audi plans on having e-tron available in every segment by 2020.
Nice to know.
- By: Omar Rana