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Audi launches first electric vehicle in Japan

The car runs rear-drive usually but goes four-wheel-drive when it detects a slippery road or certain other conditions. It can travel up to 405 kilometers on a single full charge. (Shutterstock)
The car runs rear-drive usually but goes four-wheel-drive when it detects a slippery road or certain other conditions. It can travel up to 405 kilometers on a single full charge. (Shutterstock)
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17 Sep 2020 10:09:55 GMT9
17 Sep 2020 10:09:55 GMT9

TOKYO: Audi AG’s Japanese unit released the e-tron Sportback on Thursday, the German luxury automaker’s first electric vehicle in Japan.

Priced from 13.27 million yen ($126,829), the new vehicle has an electric motor each for the front and rear wheels, with maximum output of 300 kilowatts.

The car runs rear-drive usually but goes four-wheel-drive when it detects a slippery road or certain other conditions. It can travel up to 405 kilometers on a single full charge.

Audi Japan K.K. aims to sell 200 units of the new electric vehicle this year and 500 to 600 units next year, President Philipp Noack said in an online event.

The German automaker plans to raise the ratio of electrified vehicles to its total sales in key markets to 40 percent by 2025.

JIJI Press

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