The current trends in the automobile market show a shift towards electric vehicles and sensing, which many automobile brands like Audi and Porsche, which are a branch of Volkswagen are planning on electrification strategy. Audi is committed to launching at least 20 EVs by 2025,
the e-Tron Sportback, the e-Tron GT, and Q4 e-Tron – as well as three plug-in hybrid models, including the Audi A7, A8, and Q5. Audi chairman stated that Audi had been involved in too many projects, so to reduce the complexity, Audi would focus on critical projects only, which include the new Audi A5 electric sedan.
Audi is ready to take on the fight with Tesla Model 3 car with this new Audi A5 electric Sedan, which would be a high competition between two automobile giants with Audi new in the electric car market and Tesla having a firm grip on the electric car market.
This new model will be based on Premium Platform Electric (PPE) which is a model for the upper midsize model which according to Audi is an EV equivalent of combustion cars equipped with a longitudinally mounted engine. PPE technology is similar to the MEB platform, which, consolidates electronic controls and reduces the number of microprocessors, advances the application of new driver-assistance technology and somewhat alters the VW Group build cars.
The new A5 electric sedan will be an all-wheel-drive with one electric motor positioned on the rear axle and a second motor featured upfront. The electric platform is flexible enough to be used for a large number of battery sizes, with the longest-range option topping out at 300 miles. The PPE architecture will also feature an 800V system capable of 350-kW charging that’s very fast charging.
The electric sedan is expected to be that of the size of Audi A4, and the model is most likely to hit the market in 2023, which means we could be seeing a production version in 2022 and a concept car shortly. Audi concept of going green is a good sign for the automobile market in which electric vehicle is the current trend and which shows electric vehicle is future.