Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the AUDI AG Board of Management, was presented with AUTO TEST’s e-Car award as “Personality of the Year”.
The jury acknowledged Stadler’s goal to make Audi the leading manufacturer of electric cars by 2020. In the “Concept Car” category, readers of the car magazine AUTO TEST voted the Audi A1 e-tron into second place.
“This award is a great honor for me and for everyone who works for Audi,” Stadler announced at the ceremony. “Audi is giving top priority to the electric mobility topic. We are pursuing our target of occupying the leading image position in the premium segment with great determination.”
The strategic path toward electric mobility that Audi has adopted is clearly defined: systematic development of hybrid versions of various model lines and the short production run of the Audi R8 e-tron that will begin in 2012.
AUTO TEST editor-in-chief Olaf Schilling presented the award to Stadler in Ingolstadt Germany. This is the second year that the car magazine has presented an e-Car Award with four categories in the electric mobility topic area. Audi recorded a further success in the “Concept Car” category: 11,412 readers voted the Audi A1 e-tron into second place.