Audi will be renaming its model lineup to make a clear distinction between full-electric and internal-combustion vehicles as it prepares a major EV product push, CEO Markus Duesmann said.
Even numbers will be used for EV-only models, while odd numbers will designate internal combustion ones, including plug-in hybrids, Duesmann told journalists last week at Audi's annual news conference. The Heilbronner Stimme, a German newspaper, first reported the change.
"We are expanding our product portfolio with new electric-drive models and that is why we are restructuring our naming conventions," he said.
The brand's first full-electric vehicle was the E-tron, a large crossover that was launched in 2019; it also sells the E-tron GT, a large four-door sporty sedan.