Audi Sport confirms that its range will be fully electrified by 2030
Plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles on the programme
In order to face the future, electrification will be a must for the vast majority of manufacturers. Even the sports brands will have to go through this process to ensure their long-term survival. Sebastian Grams, CEO of Audi Sport, has officially confirmed that the S and RS range will be fully electrified by 2030.
The introduction of electrification will of course be gradual, with an initial target of 50% of models being electrified by 2024. The current Audi S and RS engines will be equipped with 48V mild-hybridization with cylinder deactivation. The first milestone will be reached in 2026 with the introduction of the all-new plug-in hybrid RS4.
By then, Audi's sports car division will sell 80% electrified models and will aim for 100% by 2030 with the addition of new fully electric vehicles. While the future of the S and RS SUVs is assured, the question of whether the fiery R8 will continue to exist is still up in the air. The TT will be gone for good.
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