“We’re going to contest the race for the future on electric power,” said Chairman of the Board of Management Rupert Stadler. “As our production cars are becoming increasingly electric, our motorsport cars, as Audi’s technological spearheads, have to even more so.”
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Audi plans to offer a fully battery-electric vehicle starting in 2018, though the brand’s commitment to Formula E will begin in 2017. Audi is on its way to having a full factory-backed team but for now, the manufacturer is actively joining in the development of a car with Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport.
Audi will remain in DTM racing, though no decision has yet been made on Audi’s involvement in the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
For the last 18 years, Audi has won 13 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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