Audi will launch an entry level full-electric car below the Q4 E-Tron compact SUV, as the brand prepares to launch 20 new models by 2025 to match product pushes by rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
CEO Markus Duesmann announced the EV at Audi’s annual news conference on Thursday. Duesmann declined to provide details of the vehicle or its planned launch date. He said more details will be revealed in the coming months.
Audi parent, Volkswagen Group, is developing a new family of small EVs for the VW, Skoda and Cupra brands that will be underpinned by a shortened version of VW Group's MEB electric platform. On Wednesday VW brand unveiled its concept for the first of those models, the ID 2all small electric hatchback.
Audi's EV could use VW Group's more advanced SSP (Scalable Systems Platform) electric architecture that will underpin software-focused upmarket EVs in VW Group, according to motoring press reports.