Audi kills TT as it bids to become premium EV leader

Lloyd Doyle
May 26, 2019

Bram Schot, chairman of the board of management of Audi said that the company has been involved in too many projects for several years.

We've reached out to Audi to learn when the current TT will end production, and whether the sporty electric vehicle that replaces it will revive the TT nameplate. With three electric motors, all-wheel drive, a 95kWh battery, 800v fast charging capability and 562 kW on overboost, the PB18 e-tron is more a replacement for the R8 than the TT, but it shows the direction in which Ingolsdtadt is looking. It plans to replace this sports vehicle with a similarly sized EV. "With an electric vehicle".

There are still plenty of questions, of course, to be answered. By 2025, the automaker predicts, EVs should account for around 40-percenr of its worldwide sales. In countries such as the United Arab Emirates, the new Audi TT range starts from AED 199,000 and AED 210,000 for the base coupe and roadster trims, respectively.

The redesign got a mixed reaction, but Audi focused on making the TT a legit sports vehicle.

Before Audi drops the TT for good, they will be releasing one special edition called the Quantum Gray Edition which will be seeing soon.

While enthusiasts may mourn the loss of an internal combustion engine, there's plenty to like about electrified sports cars. Fitting motors to the front and rear axels, meanwhile, allows for much more flexible packaging compared to having a large traditional engine under the hood. "As finance chief, I am already looking forward to every electric auto sold, even if their profitability can not yet achieve that of conventional vehicles". Schot also said the next-generation version of Audi's flagship luxury sedan, the A8, may go all-electric, or might be a "completely new concept". Audi is likely to turn to increasingly potent DC fast charging options, like the 800v 350 kW system that Porsche is using, to deliver high-speed top-ups that could rival filling the fuel tank of a gas auto.

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