Reviews Audi is building a luxury-class electric car that will compete with Tesla's Model S.

00:27  30 august  2020
00:27  30 august  2020 Source:   businessinsider.de

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Elon Musk made electric cars cool. Now the rest of the auto industry is racing to catch up with The man charged with making Audi electric vehicles a success is Stefan Niemand, the brand’ s head of According to analysts at UBS, the car will take a half second more than the Tesla S Performance

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  Audi baut ein E-Auto der Luxusklasse, das den Konkurrenzkampf mit Teslas Model S aufnehmen soll © Provided by Business Insider Germany

The goddess of hunting Artemis is known in Greek mythology for driving her adversaries with a silver bow and arrow. According to the will of the Audi top management, should now fare very similarly to its rival Tesla - at least in the figurative sense. "Artemis" is the namesake of an ambitious project from Audi , with which the company is supposed to catch up on the lead of its US competitor in electromobility.

“It will be a competence center like we haven't had before,” said Audi boss Markus Duesmann a good month ago to in an interview with the “Handelsblatt” . The goal is to bring a new electric car to the market by 2024 with new standards in digitization. Duesmann did not reveal much more at the time. In the meantime, the reporters of the "Handelsblatt" have revealed further details.

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Audi is planning to unveil a small all- electric SUV at the Geneva auto show in March. The vehicle is expected to compete with Tesla Model Y, which is also expected to be unveiled around the same time.

"Landjet" with a range of 650 kilometers

As learned from corporate circles, the first electric car from the Artemis project is to be a direct competitor to the next generation of the Tesla Model S. The luxury Stromer with the code name Landjet is therefore a luxury car that is intended to replace Audi's previous top model, the A8. He will set new standards in battery and charging technology as well as in software architecture. Another issue is the range: with 650 kilometers without charging, the Landjet should go further than the Model S.

According to information from the "Handelsblatt" , the project is a billion-dollar project. In addition to the VW subsidiary Audi, where Artemis is located, other subsidiaries should also benefit from the competence center with 250 employees. The technologies developed there could also be used at Porsche and Bentley, according to the report.

Audi is planning annual sales of 15,000 to 20,000 vehicles, with production and sales starting in 2024.

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