The auto maker will establish a factory-backed motorsport program as of the 2017/2018 season. In addition, as of the 2016/2017 season, Audi will intensify its existing partnership with Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport through further financial and technical support. The first race of the fully electric series takes place in Hong Kong on October 9, 2016.
Dr Stefan Knirsch, member of the board of management, technical development, Audi AG, said, “Electric mobility is one of the key topics in our industry. We intend to evolve into one of the leading premium car manufacturers in this field. By 2025, every fourth Audi should be an electric vehicle. The first model for this is planned to be an SUV we’re going to present in 2018. In light of these plans, adapting our motorsport program and taking up a commitment in a fully electric racing series is a logical move.”
September 13, 2016