Audi’s Next Fully Electric Model Revealed — Q4 e-tron



Published on February 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

February 13th, 2019 by Zachary Shahan 

Volkswagen Group is an interesting beast. It doesn’t exactly excel at electric vehicle sales, globally or even in Europe, but it has one of the most aggressive electric vehicle investment plans. Many consumers are quick to say, “Show me a real, live, available product and stop with the press releases!” Others are excited about the models planned for the next few years and the €35 billion ($40 billion) Volkswagen Group says it’s investing in e-mobility by 2022.

This split in perspective is perhaps displayed no better than naming the various fully electric models VW has announced but you can’t yet buy: the VW ID Neo, the VW ID Crozz, the VW ID Buzz, the Audi e-tron coupe/sedan, the Audi e-tron SUV (just now starting to roll out), the Porsche Taycan, and actually the list goes on as you pull in other Volkswagen Group brands.

Nonetheless, the company decided it was now time to introduce another electric model. This time it’s the Audi Q4 e-tron concept.

Either Volkswagen Group is going to flood the market in a few years and start eating up electric market share like a hero, or its going to get slammed big time by consumers if much of this PR doesn’t turn into serious action — competitive electric vehicles ready for genuine mass production.

I spoke with a Volkswagen exec a few months ago who was adamant it was the former. He was confident that the company was putting the production capacity in place to sell as many VW, Audi, Porsche electric cars as customers wanted — in the US and Europe.

We’ll see. In the meantime, we’ve got some more sketches. It just seems that the artist went a little overboard on the wheels here. 


Tags: audi, Audi Q4, Audi Q4 e-tron, Volkswagen Group

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Zachary Shahan Zach is tryin’ to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He’s also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don’t jump to conclusions.

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