All-electric vehicles are spreading like wildfire in the automotive landscape. Audi is among those who are currently expanding their electrified offerings, and the next generation Audi A8 is a potential candidate for getting a zero-emission powertrain.
This isn’t just another rumor, as such a potential model has officially been hinted during the company’s Annual General Meeting by Chairman of the Board of Management, Bram Schot, although nothing has been decided yet.
In his speech, the Audi official said: “In 2020, we will launch five electric cars. And we will make significant progress after that; Audi will already have 20 all-electric models by 2025. The next generation Audi A8 might well be all-electric. That has not been decided yet, but I can well imagine it. We are thinking about revolutionizing the top-end class with a completely new concept for the A8.”
The fourth-generation A8 will turn two in mid-summer, so it’s here to stay for a few more years. Its predecessor had a life span of seven years, and so did the one before that ,which, in all likelihood, means that the current model should remain in production until 2024.
While a battery-electric powertrain for the A8 still has to be decided, Audi has already approved a more luxurious version that will be targeted at the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Rumored to resurrect the long-dormant Horch brand name, it will serve as the range-topping member of the family.