Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen noisily and arrogantly called the Chevrolet Volt "a car for idiots". He spent the next numerous months back-tracking. But beneath those arguably forceful arguments, it was not possible to ignore a certain dislike that de Nysschen was expressing for electric and higher hybrid cars.
According to our classmates at Green Car Reports, Audi has proclaimed that it’s delaying the crush of its all-electric supercar, the Audi R8 e-tron, which was due to launch later this year. The folks at Wired see the circumstances as a bit more dire, coverage that the electric R8 has been totally shelved, due to the high cost and poor competence of today's batteries and the information that Wolfgang Dürheimer, Audi's original head of R&D, put the e-tron program on the back burner.
Toyota promised mixture and electric reports of every car in its lineup by the year 2020. Such vehicles mainly the Prius have been key in Toyota's continued enlargement, and the company clearly sees them as the basis for a winning future.
Volkswagen has put Toyota in its highlights, aiming to overhaul the corporation and become world's largest automaker by 2018.