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18 Sep 2018

VW subsidiary Audi finally rises to Tesla challenge with first all-electric model - reports

Spiegel Online / / Wired

German carmaker Audi has presented its first all-electric model “e-tron”, which is obviously designed to be an answer to Tesla’s success, writes Tom Grünweg for Spiegel Online. Daniel Bönnighausen argues on EV website electrive that the car is the very first vehicle by a German carmaker that has the potential to become a real “Tesla fighter”.  Eric Adams writes for Wire that it’s promising the e-tron “finally paves the way for a strong EV presence within Volkswagen, even if the company had to stumble — hard — on the way there”.

Shares of new car registrations in Germany by vehicle type 2015 - Aug 2018. Source - CLEW 2018.

Find the Spiegel report in German here, the electrive report in German here and the Wire article in English here.

Find background in the factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility and the dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.

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