Audi CEO Markus Duessmann has reportedly decided on a date for the big change to pure-EV powertrains. According to a report from the German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung, Mr. Duessmann said in a presentation that the company will launch its final combustion model in 2026.
As you can already see, Audi’s range of electric vehicles is expanding rapidly. Now, the German car manufacturer EV line-up is made of three models: e-tron SUV which can be ordered in a Sportback version, the Q4 e-tron crossover and the newly E-tron GT fastback. Soon, the Germans will also unveil the A6 E-tron saloon and the Q5 E-tron SUV. Both these models are scheduled to debut in 2022.
Despite the fact that the car manufacturer will launch its last combustion engine model in 2026 (as the report says), the German producer will continue to sell petrol and diesel engines into the 2030s.
If the reports are true, Audi will not be the first car manufacturer to have a big line-up of electric cars. Fiat said it will phase out all ICEs by 2030, Jaguar will do that by 2025, and Mini will launch its final ICE car in 2025.