EV Replacing TT
May 24, 2019
In the shift from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles there are winners and losers. The Audi TT appears to be the latter. Bloomberg is reporting Audi plans to stop making the sporty two-seater and replace it with a new electric car.
The news comes as Audi’s Board of Management presented its corporate realignment plan to shareholders this week. They’re investing more than $15-billion in electric mobility, digitalization and highly automated driving through 2023. Their strategy includes more than 30 models with electric drive, 20 of which will be all-electric by 2025. Audi is also raising their forecast for sales of all-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. They now expect electrified vehicles to account for about 40 percent of worldwide unit sales by 2025.
Fortunately, the end is sometime in the future for the sleek TT. The company plans to start selling new cars on the internet next month. Interestingly enough, a special edition of the Audi TT will be available online as what they call “a pilot model”.