Audi designers have no plans to remove these stylized grilles even though the company is launching more electric vehicles. You may be wondering why this is so. In this article, we are going to find answers to this question. Keep reading to know more.
Audi will continue to select the instantly recognizable single frame grille design for its electric vehicles. On the other hand, some manufacturers have announced that their vehicles no longer need grilles.
Although many manufacturers like General Motors have put forward the idea that electric vehicles no longer need grilles, Tesla made this mainstream mindset more popular by introducing basic electric vehicles like the Model 3 and Model Y.
Traditional cars were designed in such a way that they needed grilles to cool the radiator. We know that proper air circulation is required to maintain the temperature of the water inside the radiator. If the radiator gets hot, the engine gets hot, which can cause a loss of thousands of dollars?
Since electric vehicles don’t come with radiators, there’s no need to cut a hole in the front of the vehicle and install those pesky grilles. Therefore, today there is no need for grills in electric vehicles.
Over the years, grill designs continued to change, but they were still there on almost every vehicle. Tesla’s first electric vehicles featured a blackout panel that looked like a grille. Eventually, manufacturing abandoned this idea.
Nowadays, it seems like every electric car or new EV model comes out with a body-color panel instead of a regular grille. Grilles have their uses, whether or not they send cool air to the car’s radiator. Although electric vehicles cannot benefit from conventional radiators as they do not have a motor inside. But they do have some sort of radiators to maintain engine and battery temperatures. In addition, there are electronic control units that can benefit from cool, fresh air.
Therefore, it may not be appropriate to say that grids are not necessary for electric cars. However, the location of these openings can be changed. For example, they can be placed in a lower location on the bumper.
For Audi designers, the grilles have other uses besides sending cool air to the batteries for mechanical components. In fact, it is part of the stylistic identity of the brand.
The company recently hosted a virtual roundtable. During this event, the representatives of the companies clarified that they will incorporate grills of a single frame to their electric vehicles.
We do not have any confirmation on the shape of the grids. In other words, we don’t know if it will be a vent-like opening or a covered panel.
In short, this was an introduction to Audi EVs that will feature Grille even though EVs don’t seem to benefit from conventional grilles. Manufacturers have found a way to add grilles to these vehicles and still make them look great.