Audi quits Le Mans

Source:Reuters Published: 2016/10/27 0:43:40

Audi will quit participation in the Le Mans sports car race and the related World Endurance Championship next year after almost two decades and shift resources to electric-car racing, it said.

Volkswagen-owned Audi, grappling with costs of its emissions scandal, is cutting spending to fund a strategic shift to electric cars and ­autonomous driving, mirroring plans by parent VW.

Seeking to boost the share of zero-emission vehicles to at least a quarter of its global sales by 2025, Audi said it will next year start competing in the Formula E electric-car ­racing championship.


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