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The electric car is becoming more and more of a reality, and Audi is doing it’s best to make it a reality sooner. With three electric vehicles to take shape by 2020, you will star seeing on the road in no time. This is amazing if you think about it as the electric car always seemed out of reach. The company is famously tight-lipped, so there is not a lot to report, but, things are in motion. Here is a quick look at the three electric vehicles taking shape.

The electric version of the Q6 crossover is only just in the beginning stages, so if you have seen any photos of this vehicle, don’t fret. Whatever the final product will be, it’s bound to look good, and the company will offer both hydrogen fuel-cell and hybrid versions with ranges of over 300 miles. The Q6 EV will not just provide a little burst of power; it’s going to provide top performance consistently. Again, this is a fluid situation, so things can change, but rest assured, the Q6 EV is going to be a hit. While you may have to wait a while for electric vehicles by Audi, you should check out some current models at Audi of Tucson.

The crossover SUV will also spawn the second electric vehicle, which will be a variation on the Q6 EV, with a bit sportier bodywork. Audi is aiming to keep people interested in electric vehicles by making sure that they are still quick, powerful and fun to drive. Though, very little has been said about this vehicle, which means that Audi is probably hard at work to make something that will blow the public away.

The concept for the third vehicle is still being worked on, and it’s more than likely going to be an executive sedan. But, it’s unlikely to be an A9 as the company doesn’t want to price the car too high and lose potential buyers. Needless to say, the plan is to provide a high-end, luxurious experience as Audi wants to show that you can have your cake and eat it too. Meaning, the company wants to show that an electric vehicle doesn’t have to be boring and slow.

The company is very confident when it comes to electric vehicles, it predicts a 25 to 30 percent take rate by 2025. There is also a lot of talk of a hydrogen-fueled Audi, which is indispensable to the company. Not only that, self-driving vehicles, both electric and non-electric versions, should hit the road soon. While there have been a few high-profile deaths involving self-driving cars, they are still safer, and Audi wants to press on with this tech, and and the company has said as much.

If you are loyal Audi customer, you know that Audi fulfills it’s promises. Whether we talk about safety, reliability, power or luxury, Audi always delivers – usually above and beyond most peoples expectations. By buying an Audi, you will get all you desire in a car, and if you are waiting for an electric vehicle to come out soon, you won’t have to wait long as Audi is sure to deliver on time, if not early.

Audi A1

Audi is at it again. The tech-savvy German automaker is poised to take its industry leading automotive technology to even greater heights when the all new 2018 Audi A1 is released soon. As if the outstanding vehicles are not futuristic enough, the company promises that the new A1 will get a boost in both technology and quality. The tease has Audi enthusiasts waiting with bated breath to see just what the innovative automaker has planned. The first generation A1 supermini had already broken new ground with all the technology it contained, now comes word that the second-generation A1 supermini set to be released in 2018 is slightly larger and even more sophisticated.

According to automotive industry insiders, the improved design of the 2018 supermini makes it more comfortable and technologically advanced while being more practical. While the company is attempting to temper outsized expectations by saying the new A1 is more evolutionary than revolutionary, Audi lovers are still excited to see what changes this evolution has brought. Early reports say one of the many changes is designed to make rear seat passengers more comfortable by giving them additional room to spread out without the compromising speed and agility of the vehicle. But, it’s hard to read about it and make a decision, so you must test drive one out at Audi of Tucson.

The next major improvement hinted at along with the new platform is new engines. While the engines on the previous generation of A1s were stellar, Audi is said to have re-engineered the current 100 horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine to make it more powerful and even more responsive. There’s talk that Audi may even add the new 1.5-liter diesel and gas engine that the VW Group recently created. However, those in the know say the new VW Group designed engines will likely be first debuted on the next Audi A3 and then be offered as an option on the 2018 Audi A1.

As if that wasn’t enough to satisfy people that love the groundbreaking cars produced by the innovative German automotive company, the aesthetics of the 2018 Audi A1 have been improved, as well. Reports say the 2018 A1 will have sharper headlamps that feature unique new signatures on its daytime running lights, wider taillights, as well as the option across the range to have scrolling indicators. The new dashboard will also feature Audi’s new 12.3″ Virtual Cockpit, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as part of the automaker’s updated version of their MMI infotainment system.

For those with an eye out for an RS1, in recent weeks several sources have reported that a 280 horsepower pocket rocket might grace the Geneva Motor Show next year. It has also been confirmed that Audi will move its production from its facility in Brussels to the SEAT Martorell plant located in Barcelona. It’s the same facility where Audi plans to build the Ibiza and its smallest hatchback alongside each other.

Yes, Audi has some exciting new changes planned for it 2018 A1. And true Audi A1 lovers are having a tough time waiting to see just what the future looks like via Audi engineers’ vision.