The next generation Audi A4 and Audi Q7 will see the Audi A4 e-tron quattro and the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro. Great!
Speaking at Audi’s annual press conference earlier today, Rubert Stadler, the automaker’s chairman, commented on plans to expand the e-tron line beyond the R8 model due next year.
The push will reportedly include plug-in hybrid versions of both the next-generation A4 and Q7, with the 2014 Audi A3 being the first model out of the gate with a plug-in option.
Another report indicates that the same race technology being pioneered by the recently unveiled R18 e-tron quattro hybrid LeMans prototype will be fitted to the B9 A4, with a pair of electric motors driving the rear wheels (versus the front, on the racer) because of the A4’s FWD architecture.