Audi CEO Rupert Stadler receives e-Car Award as “Personality of the Year”
- Award acknowledges Audi’s goal to become the leading supplier of electric cars by 2020
- Stadler: “electric mobility is the top-priority topic for us”
- Audi A1 e-tron takes second place in the “Concept Car” category
Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the AUDI AG Board of Management, was presented with the 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 replied. “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. This is the second year that the car magazine has presented its e-Car Award, which has 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. And the Audi e-tron model family continues to grow: after presentation of the Audi e-tron Spyder in the fall of 2010 in Paris, Audi exhibited the Audi A3 e-tron concept in April at the Auto Shanghai motor show.