German premium brand Audi and Chinese concern FAW have signed a deal, according to which the territory of the middle Kingdom will produce electric cars under different brands. For FAW, the main advantage is the ability to use the state-of-the-art PPE platform, on which the electric Porsche Taycan is built.
And for Audi, such an agreement is strategically important for increasing sales of electric cars in China. Currently, Audi produces 3 electric models in China – the Audi a6l TFSI e sedan, as well as the e-tron and Q2L e-tron crossovers. However, in 5 years, the brand’s management plans to increase sales of electric cars in China to 30%, and the joint venture with FAW will significantly reduce costs.
The dynamics of sales of the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture helps to look with optimism at the new agreement.
Despite the coronavirus epidemic, sales increased by 4.5% in the first 9 months of 2020.
According to preliminary data, electric cars on the PPE platform in China should appear in 4 years. But their prospects for export are still unknown.
Earlier it became known that the Audi e-tron electric crossover will get matrix headlights with intelligent technology. Once you understand all the features of the system, it becomes clear that this is not just a marketing move, but an increase in the safety of traffic participants.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Audi e-tron electric crossover in the Emirates from the FineAuto team: