Audi is planning a huge expansion of its e-tron electric range over the next five years – and now a senior official at the firm has admitted to Auto Express that this wider range will stretch to a small car based on the VW Group’s entry-level EV platform.
Known as MEB Entry, the architecture was revealed at the VW Group annual conference last spring. It’s designed to support vehicles of around four metres in length, about the same as a Polo or an Audi A1, while keeping down costs sufficiently for these models to be able to sold from around €20,000 (£18,000).
Responsibility for the project – which is due to deliver its first model by the end of 2022 – has been handed to SEAT and its chief engineer Axel Andorff. The focus on cost-cutting has led to speculation that the platform will be restricted to cars from VW, Skoda, SEAT and a Chinese sub-brand.