Audi from 2026 will completely abandon the internal combustion engine and switch to the production of electric cars

Audi from 2026 will completely abandon the internal combustion engine and switch to the production of electric cars

June 24, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Another automaker has announced its readiness to move production to all-electric rails. Audi executives are going to leave the production of cars with traditional motors a thing of the past, focusing on electric models.

The German premium brand will announce a complete rejection of cars with internal combustion engines by 2023. The latest fossil fuel-powered model in its history is unveiled by Audi in 2026. After that, only models with electric power units will be produced under the brand logo.

The fact that by 2026 the brand will stop producing cars with traditional motors, said the chairman of the board of directors and chief engineer of Audi Markus Düsmann at one of the working meetings.

It turns out that in the next five years the automaker will gradually remove cars with gasoline and diesel engines from its lineup. This is one of the most productive long-term steps for the brand to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.

At the same time, the Germans will modernize the existing internal combustion engines so that they are similar to the constantly tightening economic standards, which are monitored with special zeal in Europe.

The last traditional engine for Audi will be the petrol W12. This engine will go to the most luxurious modification of the A8 sedan, which will be released under the Horch logo.