The German automobile concern has announced plans to refuse cars with internal combustion engines. All new models will be electric cars from 2026, and by 2033 they will phase out production of traditional cars.
German car manufacturer Audi has announced specific plans to phase out production of cars with internal combustion engines. Starting in 2026, all new Audi models will be electric cars, said concern head Marcus Duesmann at a climate conference in Berlin on Tuesday, June 22.
It is expected that by 2025 Audi will have more than 20 electric car models in its lineup. At the same time, production of cars with internal combustion engines is expected to be phased out by 2033. However, due to high demand in China, such cars may continue to be produced at local partner plants even after 2033, the Audi chief admitted. “I don’t believe in the power of bans, I believe in the success of technology and innovation,” he added.
Other automakers will also switch to electric cars
A number of manufacturers have previously announced plans to phase out production of cars with internal combustion engines. The Swedish company Volvo intends to do it by 2030, the American concern General Motors – from 2035. Mercedes-Benz manufacturer Daimler plans to switch completely to electric cars by 2039, and another German concern Volkswagen plans to do it from 2040.