Breaking news from Germany: Several media outlets are reporting “heavy discussions” between Audi and Volkswagen over the right kind of electric transmission concept as Audi wants to establish a different platform than their mothership Volkswagen for their e-tron line-up.
According to the reports Audi wants to establish a range extender based on the Wankel engine, currently being used eg. for the Audi A1 e-tron. Volkswagen in contrast prefers the more conservative, classic hybrid concept with a gasoline and electric engine combined.
Volkswagen insiders are calling the Audi project “anarchistic”, Audi’s stand is to provide a more unique and premium-fitting solution than their competitors.
Decision is expected beginning of February. We just hope that history will prove itself again, because in the past Audi’s “anarchistic” projects turned out to be rather successful…