Audi CEO reveals timetable for manufacturer to grow to be electric-only

BERLIN — Audi will conclude advancement of new internal combustion motor products by the close of 2026 and concentrate solely on complete-electric powered drivetrains, German media studies claimed.

Following 2026, the automaker will only develop battery-driven types, according to Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News Europe, and a report in German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung

The determination was declared by Audi CEO Markus Duesmann at a management assembly at the automaker’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Thursday, in accordance to the experiences, which cited company resources.

Whilst Audi designs to halt manufacturing of new gasoline, diesel and hybrid cars and trucks, its new styles launched by 2026 will continue to be crafted and bought until the early 2030s. Just after that time, Audi will come to be a purely electrical motor vehicle maker.

According to Automobilwoche, the A3 and A4 will not have combustion-motor successors but will be changed by the battery-powered A3 e-tron and A4 e-tron. The electric powered evolution of Audi’s A5 and A6 types will abide by a identical timetable, German industry paper Handelsblatt claimed.

The last internal combustion engine model created by Audi will possible be the Q8, which will start in 2026 together with an electrical variant, the Q8 e-tron. The inside combustion engine Q8 will then be developed right up until 2032, Handelsblatt stated, citing unnamed resources within just Audi.

In April, Audi introduced designs to offer the A6 e-tron total-electrical vehicle together with the common A6 interior combustion engine products when it goes on sale in early 2023. An A6 e-tron idea unveiled at the Shanghai automobile show in April has a 100-kilowatt-hour battery that will permit a assortment of about 700 km (435 miles) in creation variety.

It will be Audi’s second car or truck crafted on the PPE (premium platform electrical) architecture designed with Porsche, next the Q6 e-tron massive SUV owing to be introduced in the next fifty percent of 2022.

Audi designs to increase its entire-electric lineup to 20 models globally by 2025, Duesmann explained in March. Audi and Volkswagen Group sister brand Porsche system to sell 7 million autos dependent on the PPE system by 2030.

Audi’s recent total-electric vehicles are the e-tron, e-tron Sportback and e-tron GT. The e-tron and e-tron Sportback are dependent on Audi’s MLB Evo platform while the e-tron GT shares its J1 platform with the Porsche Taycan.

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