Audi’s first electrical sport utility car (SUV) will hit showrooms 4 weeks later than deliberate due to a software program growth situation, a spokesman for the German luxurious automotive model mentioned on Sunday. The spokesman mentioned Audi’s e-tron midsize SUV confronted delay as a result of the carmaker wants new regulatory clearance for a chunk of software program that was modified through the growth course of.
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Audi staged a world launch of the e-tron in San Francisco final month as a part of its effort to develop the marketplace for premium electrical autos and seize a share from California-based Tesla, which has had the area of interest largely to itself.
LG Chem provides electrical car batteries for Audi
The e-tron delays had been first reported by German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, citing sources near the corporate. The paper mentioned supply may very well be delayed by a number of months. The paper additionally mentioned Audi was locked in worth negotiations with LG Chem, the South-Korean provider of batteries for its electrical autos, which desires to extend costs by about 10 p.c due to excessive demand.
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LG Chem provides electrical car batteries for Audi, its dad or mum Volkswagen and Daimler. An LG Chem official declined to touch upon the report, citing the confidentiality of its relationship with a consumer. The Audi spokesman additionally declined to touch upon worth negotiations with LG Chem.
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