Audi has announced a progressing plan to raise their sales of electric vehicles to 25% of their total vehicle sales within the next decade.
In recent years, Audi has made significant strides in embracing electric technology as it engineers new hybrid and electric vehicles. The automotive market in general has been experimenting with alternative fuel options for the last twenty years and electric vehicles have proven to be an efficient answer to reducing carbon emissions without sacrificing power and design. As a premium automotive company, Audi is dedicated to championing electric power and is reaching out to a new generation of drivers with these innovative vehicles. In fact, Audi has recently announced that they expect nearly a quarter of their sales to come from electric cars and SUVs within ten years. This represents a significant increase in penetration for electric technology, but Audi has a solid plan to drive the growth.
Electric Vehicle Sales Expected to Rise
As part of this plan, Audi will be introducing its first all-electric vehicle early in 2018. In the meantime, electric-powered and hybrid models are now available from Audi including the Audi A3 E-Tron and the Audi Q5 and Q7 hybrid which offer an unprecedented combination of performance and efficiency. Both hybrid models offer drivers the latest electric technology without sacrificing performance or luxury design. The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid is slated to arrive in showrooms later this year.
As new models are released each year and Audi works towards achieving 25% of its sales in electric vehicles, the company recognizes the need for a reliable charging network that spans the nation. Consequently, Audi has plans to support a nationwide 150-kilowatt fast-charging network. This network is expected to provide an 80 percent charge in just thirty minutes – giving drivers a wider range of travel. Audi has announced that they plan to have the network in place by the 2018 launch of the fully electric Audi A3 and Audi electric SUV. In addition to creating a countrywide charging network, Audi also plans to release a wide array of home and portable charging options.
Drivers can learn more about available hybrid vehicles and current electric technology from Audi by contacting Audi Santa Barbara. Customers are encouraged to speak with an experienced Audi sales representative to schedule a test drive or register for ongoing updates from Audi.
About Audi Santa Barbara
Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.
Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.