Becoming a member of marques like Jaguar and Volvo, one other luxurious car producer is eliminating the interior combustion engine from its lineup. In a press launch yesterday, Audi says it’s going all-in on electrical autos by 2033.
However Audi’s EV transition is starting nicely earlier than that.
Beginning in 2026, each Audi automobile destined for the worldwide market shall be an electrical automobile. In different phrases, it’ll solely produce ICE-powered fashions for particular areas. Audi hopes to realize net-zero emissions by 2050 (or sooner).
However that doesn’t imply Audi is popping its again on the interior combustion engine altogether. The press launch makes it clear that Audi will proceed to spend money on ICE growth up till the 2033 phase-out deadline. “Audi’s final inner combustion engine would be the greatest we’ve ever constructed,” mentioned Audi CEO Markus Duesmann.
The announcement isn’t all that stunning. With growing strain from varied governments to lower tailpipe emissions, many car producers are accelerating their EV plans. Actually, even earlier than the announcement yesterday, Audi was launching extra new EVs than ICE fashions anyway. Along with its plug-in hybrid fashions, Audi’s new e-tron line of all-electric autos is carrying the corporate’s EV flag in the course of the transition.
Audi additionally has made strategic partnerships with power suppliers to increase renewable power capabilities and improve the variety of obtainable EV charging stations.
You may learn extra concerning the announcement in the official press launch from Audi right here.