Audi has confirmed that from 2026, the premium brand will only release new models onto the global market that are powered purely by electricity.
The manufacturer will be gradually phasing out the production of internal combustion engines until 2033. Audi aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.
“Through our innovative strength, we offer individuals sustainable and carbon-neutral mobility options,” said Audi CEO Markus Duesmann.
“I don’t believe in the success of bans. I believe in the success of technology and innovation.”
The exact timing of the combustion engine’s discontinuation at Audi will ultimately be decided by customers and legislation.
The company expects to see continued demand in China beyond 2033, which is why there could be a supply of vehicles there with combustion engines manufactured locally.
At the same time, Audi will significantly expand its range of all-electric models. With the new e-tron GT, RS e-tron GT, Q4 e-tron, and Q4 Sportback e-tron models, Audi is already launching more electric cars than models with combustion engines this year.
By 2025, the brand aims to have more than 20 e-models in its lineup.
“With this roadmap, we are creating the clarity necessary to make a decisive and powerful transition to the electric age. We’re sending the signal that Audi is ready,” said Duesmann.