Audi has announced the cancellation of official events Audi Summit, scheduled for August 30 in Brussels, which was planned to announce the launch of the all-electric SUV e-tron. This happened a week after he was arrested, the Executive Director of the company, Rupert Stadler (Rupert Stadler). As the reason were called “organizational problems”.
Announced that the event will be held in the United States, the date will be known later.
The summit was very important for the company to demonstrate how much the Audi ahead of rivals BMW and Mercedes in the race for the electrification of their vehicles.
A few weeks before his arrest Stadler in an interview with the Financial Times stressed the importance of the summit Summit Audi for the automaker as it emerged from diesel scandal and paves a new path.
“Believe me, it’s not just an electric car — he said, — this is the starting point for the next giant leap forward“. Stadler was very proud that Audi, the third-largest maker of luxury cars after Mercedes and BMW launches all-electric crossover before its German rivals. “And this in spite of the problems with diesel vehicles“, — he said.
Last month, Audi said it plans to sell by 2025, 800 thousand all-electric and hybrid vehicles.
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