Audi just announced a slew of electrified vehicles for China — here’s a glimpse of the cars to come

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Audi is setting its sights on China.

On Tuesday, the Volkswagen subsidiary said it has teamed up with its local manufacturing partner FAW to introduce a series of electrified vehicles as part of a 10-year plan to expand in China. As part of the plan, the company has committed to rolling out five new electrified vehicles in China by 2022.

China is a natural target for an EV expansion as the government looks to grow the market as part of an effort to reduce air pollution.

Volkswagen, for its part, plans to produce 30 electric or hybrid vehicles by 2025 in response to its emissions scandal.

Here’s a glimpse of the electrified Audi vehicles the company plans to launch in China.


1. Audi said it plans to produce additional e-tron models for the Chinese market, including purely battery-powered cars with ranges exceed 310 miles. Audi actually unveiled an e-tron quattro concept in 2015 with that exact range, pictured here.

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At the time of the concept’s unveiling, Audi said it could fully recharge in just 50 minutes with a DC faster charger. It was also equipped with induction charging technology so it could juice up wirelessly over a charging plate.

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The e-tron concept was also loaded with tech, like cameras that replaced the sideview mirrors and piloted driving technology that creates a real-time model of the car’s surroundings.

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2. Starting this year, Audi said it will sell the A6 L e-tron hybrid sedan that was designed specifically for the Chinese market. It offers a 31-mile all-electric range.

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The vehicle can accelerate to 62 mph in 8.4 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph.

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It also comes with a display screen relaying information about the car’s charge status.

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3. Audi will also introduce its hybrid Q7 e-tron in China this year. The SUV has an electric range of about 35 miles.

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The car can also accelerate to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds, but other details are scarce.

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Overall, Audi is pushing further into the electric vehicle space. Just last week it unveiled its hybrid Q8 SUV concept, pictured here, at the Detroit Auto Show. The production version is slated to arrive in 2018.

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Audi hasn’t said whether the Q8 will hit the Chinese market, but it’s clear the automaker is set to release several electrified models in the years to come.