Audi stands for sporty vehicles, high build quality and progressive design - for "Vorsprung durch Technik." Founded in 1899 as Horch & Cie. Motorwagen-Werke by August Horch, today the company is among the world's leading producers of premium cars. The company's innovation capability is one reason behind its success. Audi has always had a tradition of making automotive history: from quattro permanent all-wheel drive, through lightweight construction based on the aluminum Audi Space Frame, to present-day models capable of automated driving. The first all-electric series-production Audi e-tron has been officially in production at Audi Brussels since September 2018 - on the world's first carbon-neutral volume automotive production line in the premium segment. Audi believes sustainable action starts with the procurement process and extends right up to the recycling of the vehicle. The company is active in more than 100 markets worldwide and is growing continuously. AUDI AG delivered around 1.845.550 new Audi brand cars to customers during 2019.
The Audi e-tron (Combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi): 26.6 - 22.4 (WLTP); 24.3 - 21.0 (NEFZ)*) is the first full-electrical model from the brand with the four rings and started in 2019. The sporty SUV combines the space and comfort of a typical luxury class automobile with a range suitable for everyday use, catapulting the driver into a new era with the electrical all-wheel drive.
"The future is electric:" Audi is staying consistently true to its strategic alignment by presenting the second model in its e-tron product line. The Audi e-tron Sportback is a dynamic SUV coupe offering up to 300 kW of power and a range of up to 446 kilometers (277.1 miles) ( in the WLTP cycle) from a single battery charge (combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km* (62.1 mi): 26.3 - 21.6 (WLTP); 23.9 - 20.6 (NEFZ); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (g/mi): 0). Its digital matrix LED headlights are a new feature now available for the first time in a mass-production vehicle. Their light is broken down into tiny pixels and can be controlled with exceptional precision. This makes safe lane centering easier on narrow stretches of road and shows the position of the vehicle in the lane. Market introduction in Europe is scheduled for the early summer of 2020.
The Audi e-tron Charging Service guarantees convenient access to more than 140,000 public charging points in 24 European countries on request - with nothing more than a charging card. In the first year, Audi covers the basic fee for the transit rate, which also offers access to high power charging columns.
Audi is expanding its portfolio of electrified models consistently. By the end of the year, the Audi core brand will launch five all-electric models on the markets and increase its PHEV offering to a total of 12 models. A PHEV variant will then be available in more than half of the model series.
* Information on fuel/power consumption and CO2 emissions in ranges depending on the chosen equipment level of the car