The e-Tron, presented in late 2018, was Audi's first all-electric-powered vehicle. Now, Audi has rolled out a 2nd electric model: another SUV, but with coupé body contours. A 300-kW output gives the e-tron Sportback a range of up to 446 kilometers.
Two domestic electric car prototypes were unveiled with production expected to begin in 2022. The government-supported venture is set to cost more than €3 billion, with plans to produce five models in 15 years.
It took social and political pressure to get the automotive industry to develop more climate friendly cars. Ironically SUVs have become an essential part of carmakers' efforts to turn green.
The French PSA group and Fiat Chrysler are to merge to create the world's fourth-largest carmaker. Such mega mergers are critical for the future of the auto industry as it prepares to shift to electric vehicles.
Burning fossil fuels to meet rising energy demand has pushed carbon dioxide emissions to a record high. Can innovation save us from global warming?
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