Audi taking a look at native manufacturing of electrical vehicles in India, goals for increased volumes

Audi India is taking a look at producing EVs domestically within the nation because it goals to extend its volumes. Audi has launched 5 EVs in India within the final seven months.

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HT Auto Desk

06 February 2022 at 14:40 PM

File photograph of Audi e-tron.

A senior firm official mentioned Audi is weighing the feasibility of producing electrical autos domestically in India because it goals to extend its volumes. Because the German automaker plans to go all-electric from 2033, the model shared that it’s only a matter of time earlier than EVs can be produced domestically as its electrical merchandise have obtained response to this point.

Audi India head Balbir Singh Dhillon mentioned the corporate is within the technique of steady analysis to evaluate the acceptability of electrical mobility within the nation. “However you even have to know (that) we, as Audi India or Audi AG, have already determined that by 2033 we are going to turn into an all-electric automotive firm. So, it’s a matter of time. That is the query. When will we do it, if not, will we do it,” Dhillon mentioned.

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Audi India has launched 5 electrical autos within the nation within the final seven months. The electrical autos launched are e-tron 50, e-tron 55, e-tron Sportback 55, e-tron GT, RS e-tron GT. The model registered a two-fold bounce in retail gross sales of three,293 items in India final 12 months as in comparison with 1,639 items in 2020. “To date, it has been extraordinarily profitable. It is a section that has really carried out higher than we anticipated.”

The Head of Audi India additionally talked about that the corporate’s product portfolio within the EV section is at the moment sturdy sufficient to satisfy the wants of the purchasers for years to return.

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Audi’s rival Mercedes-Benz has introduced that it’s going to domestically assemble its EQS electrical sedan in India and launch it out there within the fourth quarter of 2022. This upcoming EV will be part of the all-electric SUV EQC, which was launched as a single. Totally imported unit in October 2020 at a price of 1.07 crores.

(With inputs from PTI)

First printed date: 06 February 2022, 14:40 PM IST

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