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A software issue delays the launch of Audi’s E-tron SUV

A software issue delays the launch of Audi’s E-tron SUV
The Siliconreview
22 October, 2018

The final production genre of E-tron SUV, Audi’s first electric car was announced in September. It is expected to be one of the most luxurious electric vehicles so far which is due to be launched sometime next year. It looks like it is going to take a little longer than its scheduled release. Reportedly, Audi is delaying the E-tron’s release by four weeks.

The reason behind the delay is a software issue. According to the report released by Reuters, the company has to get new regulatory approval after modifying some of the vehicle’s software during the development process.

The Audi lovers have to wait a little more for the most awaited vehicle to reach showrooms. Even the largest selling German newspaper, Bildam Sonntag reports that vehicle’s release could be delayed by several months.  It was also noted that Audi was in negotiation with LG Chem, a South Korean battery supplier as the company wants to increase price due to high demands.

The E-tron is a part of Volkswagen Group’s plans to electrify its entire line of the vehicle by the end of next decade. The news came after Volkswagen Group was found to be involved in the Diselgate scandal. Volkswagen and its subsidiaries which also includes Audi were found guilty to have installed illegal software in many of its diesel cars in order to tamper with emission tests. This incident allegedlyevoked Audi to cancel the E-tron’s original release in Brussels.