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Green technology: Audi wants to build electric cars in the USA


The new US industrial policy for green technology has a prominent interested party: Audi boss Duesemann is considering building an electromobility plant in the United States.

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Audi boss Markus Duesemann

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Audi also wants to build electric cars in the USA in the future.

The Volkswagen subsidiary has not yet had a plant there, and with the new subsidies "the construction of a US plant for electric cars has of course become very attractive," said CEO Markus Duesmann of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung".

"No decisions have been made so far, but the Volkswagen Group will probably build more cars for the US market there than before," said Duesmann.

It is possible to have your own Audi plant or a plant with other VW Group brands.

»However, there is a high probability that we will do this within the group.«

Volkswagen has a large plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which from now on will also build electric cars.

Audi has so far supplied the US market from the SUV plant in Mexico and the other locations.

Last year, Audi sales in the US fell 5 percent to 187,000 vehicles.

According to Duesmann, more than 20 new Audi models will come onto the market in the next two years, half of them fully electric.

In the northern Chinese metropolis of Changchun, Audi is currently building its own plant, in which up to 150,000 electric cars a year are to be built for the Chinese market on the basis of the PPE luxury platform developed with Porsche.

So far, Audi has been producing in Changchun in the plants of FAW Volkswagen and in Shanghai at SAIC Volkswagen.


Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2023-02-24

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