Say goodbye to Audi’s internal combustion engines – CEO Marcus Duesmann has confirmed that petrol and diesel engines will be discontinued to meet strict EU emission standards.
Speaking to Automobilwoche, Duesmann said Audi “will no longer develop a new internal combustion engine but will adapt [their] existing internal combustion engines to new emission guidelines."
The discontinuation of internal combustion engines will usher in a new era of electric Audi models. The manufacturer plans to offer 20 new electric models by 2025, including several affordable and entry level electric vehicles that are predicted to sell well.
Audi already offers the e-Tron SUV and e-Tron GT, and will join Volvo, Bentley and Jaguar in its efforts to go fully electric by 2030. It's highly likely we'll see more manufacturers pledge the same in the coming months, with electric cars rising in usage across the world.
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