The German luxury car manufacturer is about to enforce a plan that sounds rather ambitious but not too far-fetched at the same time. It is apparent that Audi will be going all out in the next 3 years as they prepare to transition to an all-electric line-up.
The prestigious and trendsetting carmaker has been hinting and playing around with the idea of going all-electric for quite a while now. From the Skysphere roadster, Grandsphere sedan, the Urban-sphere space concepts to the Audi A6 e-Tron, and now the recently unveiled Audi Activesphere. After teasing these sleek models to the world, it seems as though now would be the opportune time for Audi to fully produce these vehicles and roll them out to dealerships to help cement their plan for 2026.
The next few years will mark a turning point in the manufactures long-standing history, with the production of fully electric vehicles set to double in numbers alongside the combustion engines that are slowly being phased out. The manufacturer has announced that it will stop producing ICE-powered vehicles by 2033 and switch to producing only electric cars from 2026. The company also plans to manufacture exclusively zero-emission vehicles in all its factories by 2029 embracing the focus on green and clean powertrain technology.
As demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, the 20 new models will include electric, hybrid, and internal combustion engine vehicles, and will help the German carmaker stay ahead of the trend in the ever-evolving automotive industry. 20 new models sounds like a large number to be completed in 3 years but if you think about it, it is really attainable. Building pure electric vehicles from the ground up while revamping the entire portfolio of existing models or at least half of Audi’s portfolio makes a lot of sense with powertrain and platform sharing across the board.
Audi’s CEO Markus Duesmann says that “as part of our strategic realignment, the company is accelerating the transition to e-mobility as we aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest”. We are witnessing history in the making as this will be considered as the biggest product launch in the history of the company. Audi’s CEO also added, “With this roadmap, we are creating the clarity necessary to make a decisive and powerful transition to the electric age. We’re sending the signal that Audi is ready.”