BERLIN — Audi, Porsche and Bentley may very well be pressured to delay key new electrical autos due to continued issues at father or mother Volkswagen Group’s software program subsidiary Cariad.
Audi’s new flagship EV, previewed final yr with the Grandsphere idea and being developed below VW Group’s high-tech Artemis program, will not launch till 2027, three years later than deliberate, sources instructed Automobilwoche, an Automotive News affiliate in Germany.
Bentley’s plan to promote solely EVs by 2030 is wanting uncertain, the sources additionally mentioned.
Porsche’s new electrical Macan and a sibling mannequin, the Audi Q6 E-tron, are additionally threatened with delays. Both are scheduled to launch subsequent yr.
Cariad is much delayed in growing software program for the fashions, in line with Automobilwoche.
Audi’s Artemis challenge was purported to undertake and introduce second-generation software program, able to hands-free Level 4 automated driving, as early as 2024. Now, the primary manufacturing Artemis automotive, internally referred to as Landjet, will launch after Volkswagen’s Trinity electrical flagship sedan, in line with firm sources. VW is constructing a manufacturing facility in Wolfsburg, Germany, to provide the Trinity beginning in 2026.
Audi’s manufacturing automotive from Artemis will launch on the finish of 2026 on the earliest, and extra seemingly 2027, in line with sources.