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Audi is giving gasoline cars another five years


Audi is the first German manufacturer to stop producing combustion cars, including hybrid vehicles. This should end as early as 2026. Only pure battery vehicles will then be manufactured.

Electric car from Audi

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From 2026 onwards, Audi no longer plans to bring any new models with combustion engines onto the market, including hybrid models.

Only pure battery vehicles will then be manufactured.

A corresponding report in the »Süddeutsche Zeitung« was confirmed to SPIEGEL from corporate circles.

According to the report, until now few knew of the radical plan that had been quietly developed.

CEO Markus Duesmann apparently forged this plan at his debut a year ago.

Herbert Diess, the boss of the parent company Volkswagen, was inaugurated.

On Thursday morning, Duesmann explained to a dozen works councils for the first time his panning strategy;

Audio's top managers were there in the afternoon.

Daimler also wants to bring e-cars to market faster

Audi is not the only company that is relying on speed in the turnaround in traffic.

Daimler's car subsidiary Mercedes-Benz also wants to accelerate the switch to electric cars because of the growing political pressure to protect the climate.

Many of the new electric cars planned from 2024 should come onto the market a year earlier than planned, as manager magazin learned.

In the next generation, more than half of the current models would only come onto the market as e-cars, so that the variants with combustion engines will expire more quickly.

Daimler boss Ola Källenius wanted to present his new course to the public before the summer break, it said.

At the end of 2019, the passenger car subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Cars set itself the goal of achieving a sales share of pure e-cars and hybrid cars of more than 50 percent by 2030.

Competitor BMW also wants to generate at least half of global sales with fully electric cars by 2030.

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Source: spiegel

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