Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday July 25, 2016

Audi Is Trying To Beat Tesla At Its Own Game

Audi is trying to beat Tesla at its own game? I say good luck with that. Unless they come out with a quality vehicle with a price tag well below competing Tesla vehicles, I just don't see it happening. I'm not saying it can't be done but, to be honest, the entire auto industry was asleep at the wheel when it came to electric vehicles. Had it not been for Tesla, the electric car industry wouldn't be where it is now. So, in my opinion, everything these other car makers are doing right now amounts to playing catch up.

Audi's ramping up its electric car plans and hopes to have three models by 2020. It'll also form a new subsidiary to work on autonomous cars. The company's chief executive Rupert Stadler told Reuters that Audi's renewed push for electric cars is a direct result of the emissions scandal that embroiled its parent company Volkswagen. Stadler wasn't spilling the beans on the new cars, but did say there would be a subcompact among them.

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