Audi and Porsche join forces in a project for electric cars
We have seen Porsche and Audi share parts from their cars. Best examples are the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne, which use the same chassis, just like the Q5 and Macan. It seems that the trend will also continue and for electric cars.
The two companies owned by the Volkswagen Group will unite in the development of a platform for electric cars, which will be used in several models from 2021 onwards. Audi already has a plan for two sedans and two crossovers, while Porsche is known to produce its first model with this platform in the same factory as Porsche Macan.
This does not mean we will necessarily see an electrified version of Macan, but it suggests that it will not be a sports coupe. But why now they are working on this project?
Porsche CEO Oliver Bloom shares in an interview with Stuttgarter Zeitung that it would cost 30% more for each company to develop its own electrified vehicle platform.
“Porsche, along with Audi, is representing the Volkswagen Group in Ionity, a joint venture with the BMW Group, Daimler AG and Ford Motor Company. The goal of this venture is to construct and operate 400 powerful rapid charging stations along the major European traffic routes by 2020. Construction began back in 2017. To complement the work of Ionity, the Porsche dealer network is becoming part of a nationwide rapid charging infrastructure.”
Audi President Rupert Stadler added that it would cost several billion euros to develop such a platform before 2025.
However, all this does not mean that if each company has its own own needs, it will not make its own project. Thus, Mission E remains the top priority of Porsche, and all brand cars are expected to have their own electric platform develop in a near future.http://szlifestyle.com/sz/2018/02/12/audi-and-porsche-join-project-electric-cars/https://i0.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Audi-e-Tron.jpg?fit=1200%2C699https://i0.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Audi-e-Tron.jpg?resize=180%2C150AUTOAudi,automobiles,cars,electromobile,PorscheWe have seen Porsche and Audi share parts from their cars. Best examples are the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne, which use the same chassis, just like the Q5 and Macan. It seems that the trend will also continue and for electric cars. The two companies owned by the...Richard D.Richard Deendeen@szlifestyle.comContributorRichard Deen is a writer at szlifestyle. What can I say I love gadgets!szlifestyle.com Tech News, Life Style, Reviews, Videos!