Audi breaks ground on first facility dedicated to pure electric vehicle production in China
The project, with a design capacity of 150,000 vehicles per year, is scheduled to start production by the end of 2024.
Further Reading: Audi fails in China's EV market
This article summarizes Audi's rise to prominence in China over the past 30 years and its impotence in the disruptive arrival of electric vehicles.
NIO reportedly sued by Audi in Germany over ES6 and ES8 names
Audi claims that the NIO ES6 and ES8 naming infringes on the trademark rights of two of its models, the S6 and S8.
Audi Q4 e-tron starts pre-sale in China, prices start from about $44,940
In addition to the pre-sale of the regular versions, Audi announced the official launch of the pioneer version of the Q4 e-tron, but limited to 520 units.
SAIC Audi's Q5 e-tron SUV goes on sale in China with starting price of about $55,760
SAIC Audi's Q5 e-tron has a pricing range that overlaps significantly with the NIO ES6, but the specs look lower.
NIO's sales beat BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi's BEVs combined in China in March
NIO sold 9,829 units in March, higher than BMW's 3,123 units, Mercedes-Benz's 1,199 units and Audi's 116 units of BEVs in China, according to CATARC data.
Further Reading: German luxury automakers' EV models in China -- No one cares, even their salespeople
BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi's NEVs are not selling well in China, even salespeople don't recommend them to customers, and some stores sell only one a month.
China state paper article explains why Audi's NEVs don't outsell NIO, Li Auto
Not to mention a match with Tesla, Audi has not even caught up with the "taillights" of the new car-making forces, including NIO and Li Auto, the article said.
Audi-FAW EV venture in China reportedly to start plant construction in Q1 next year
The project will introduce the PPE EV platform developed by Audi in cooperation with Porsche, with the first model to go into production in 2024.