During its recent annual press conference, Audi teased a highly futuristic, full-electric four-door concept, dubbed the e-Tron GT, that could rival the Tesla Model S and is slated for release sometime in 2020.
Audi has confirmed that production will start early in the coming decade at the Böllinger Höfe site near Neckarsulm. The new model will likely be based on the same underpinnings as Porsche’s Mission E all-electric sports sedan.
The e-Tron GT will likely be Audi’s second full-electric vehicle, after the e-Tron SUV, which is scheduled to go on sale later this year. The e-Tron SUV will be produced at Audi’s carbon-neutral plant in Brussels, Belgium.
Audi has confirmed that it is working closely with Porsche and Volkswagen, as part of its “electrification roadmap” strategy, to develop “vehicle architectures that are uncompromisingly tailored for electric driving”.
Audi plans to offer more than 20 electrified models that will account for one-third of vehicle sales, by 2025.
Separately, in China, the brand is planning a comprehensive market push. Together with its joint venture partner FAW, the company will significantly expand its model range to include ten SUV versions (without predecessors), seven of which will be produced in China, within the next five years.