Audi wants to completely switch to electric cars in the next 10-15 years

Audi wants to completely switch to electric cars in the next 10-15 years

January 17, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Another automaker wants to tie its future to battery-powered cars. So, the premium brand Audi is going to move away from cars with traditional internal combustion engines. Moreover, such a radical transition will be gradual.

By 2035, Audi plans to become an electrified-only automaker. Audi CEO Markus D├╝smann told the weekly business magazine WirtschaftsWoche about this. Environmental protection and economic success go well together, he said.

In the near future, the company will present a development strategy, which will indicate the factories that will be converted for the production of electric cars. Audi has become more active in the development of electrification after the 2015 diesel gate. It was then discovered that the diesel cars had failed miserably in emissions tests.

Now, most countries want to ban fossil fuel-powered cars for the foreseeable future. So Audi’s desire to switch to electric cars is understandable.

The first electric car of the German brand – the crossover Audi e-tron – became the leader in sales in Norway last year.

Recall that Audi already has 17 plug-in hybrids in its portfolio. The brand is also preparing the appearance of its new electric car – the e-tron GT. It was announced at the end of 2021.

Meanwhile, it became known that General Motors is working on a new electric crossover. The novelty will be based on the Corvette supercar and may appear as early as 2025.