2016 Audi A3 Sportback etronGermany – The new technology, based on cell modules from LG Chem and Samsung SDI, will give the vehicle a range of more than 500km, according to the OEM. Audi’s two partners will make investments to supply the Ingolstadt-based vehicle manufacturer from their European plants.

“Together with our South Korean development partners, we are bringing production of the latest battery-cell technology to the EU and strengthening European industry with this key technology,” stated Bernd Martens, Audi’s member of the board of management for Procurement. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the board for Development added: “We will optimally integrate the innovative cell modules developed with LG Chem and Samsung SDI into our vehicle architecture, thus achieving an attractive overall package of sportiness and range.”

The car will be Audi’s first battery-powered SUV.