If you thought that the electric tech gained from the development of the Porsche Taycan would be confined to Porsche and not any of the other Volkswagen Group brands, you haven't been following the company's electrification strategy very closely.
Porsche and Audi are working on a new Premium Platform Electric that will underpin a series of electric vehicles from several VW Group marques, one of which will be an Audi A5-sized electric sedan, Autocar has learned.
The Premium Platform Electric architecture will be rear-wheel drive in base form, with just a single electric motor positioned at the rear axle, but for Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive requirements it will feature a second motor up front. The electric platform will be flexible enough to be used for large sedans and SUVs, as well as a number of battery sizes, with the longest-range option topping out at 300 miles, Autocar reports. The PPE architecture will also feature an 800V system capable of 350-kW charging -- that's very fast charging.