What does the future of car manufacturer Audi look like?
Especially when it comes to the production of electric cars.
Apparently, the group based in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm is planning a massive expansion to the USA.
The end of combustion engines has been decided.
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The car manufacturer Audi from Neckarsulm is optimistic about the future.
However, Audi sees its future in the construction of electric cars not only in Germany.
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 highly attractive," said CEO Markus Duesmann of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday
Audi and Mercedes have not really convinced recently in the USA.
Audi wants to build more electric cars in the USA
"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."
reported that the Volkswagen Group will build a new plant in the USA for its new Scout electric car brand
"The decision to build the plant ourselves is available as a draft resolution and has thus been made," quoted the industry newspaper from company circles.
The start of production is planned for 2026.
First, an electric pick-up and an SUV should roll off the assembly line.
It is conceivable that Audi will also produce there.
A company spokeswoman said in Wolfsburg that the decision on a new factory had not yet been made.
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Audi Group recently with great difficulties
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.
The Audi Group, which recently missed its sales targets and repeatedly had to contend with a number of difficulties, faces an uncertain future that is also weighing on the Neckarsulm site.
Audi boss Duesmann wants to initiate a change – with various e-models
Duesmann announced that more than 20 new Audi models would be launched in the next two years - half of them fully electric.
For the current year 2023 alone, Audi is planning various new models.
With the new electric Audis, the Ingolstadt-based company hopes to be able to “play just as strong a role as we did with our combustion engines” in the large Chinese market.
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.