Audi will construct EVs in any respect of its international vegetation earlier than 2030 forward of a deliberate phase-out of internal-combustion fashions, the automaker mentioned Thursday in a press launch.
The automaker will introduce solely all-electric fashions globally starting in 2026, and goals to section out manufacturing of internal-combustion autos by 2033, however previous to that EVs and combustion fashions will probably be constructed side-by-side at present Audi factories.
Audi Q8 E-Tron motor meeting at Gyor, Hungary, manufacturing unit
The automaker’s Ingolstadt, Germany, plant will begin constructing the Q6 E-Tron SUV subsequent yr. Audi will then add electrical fashions at factories in Neckarsulm, Germany, San José Chiapa, Mexico, and Gyor, Hungary, with the purpose of every international manufacturing unit producing a minimum of one electrical mannequin by 2029. Manufacturing of combustion fashions will then be phased out at a tempo depending on “native situations,” in response to Audi.
“New vegetation will solely be constructed the place further capability is required,” Audi mentioned. One such plant is being inbuilt Changchun, China, in partnership with native automaker FAW, Audi famous. Scheduled to complete development by the tip of 2024, it should construct EVs primarily based on the Premium Platform Electrical (PPE) structure and will probably be Audi’s first Chinese language plant producing EVs completely.
Audi battery meeting at Brussels, Belgium, manufacturing unit
That is fairly a special technique than a lot of different automakers. Common Motors, as an illustration, plans to make EVs at devoted vegetation. Ford can be aiming to scale up EV manufacturing with new standalone vegetation, together with a U.S. electrical truck manufacturing unit.
Audi is not the one automaker planning to combine manufacturing of EVs and gasoline autos. Volvo has aimed for its EX90 to be made alongside the next-generation gasoline XC90 on the automaker’s South Carolina plant. Mercedes-Benz can be making the EQS SUV alongside a number of present internal-combustion fashions in Alabama.