Audi to start EV manufacturing in all global plants before 2030
Audi has announced that it will start manufacturing at least one electric vehicle (EV) model in all of its factories worldwide by 2029.
The announcement is a part of the gradual shedding of internal combustion engine (ICE) models while increasing EV production. If it all goes to plan, Audi will globally focus only on EV models starting from 2026 and will phase out ICE production until it ends in 2026.
According to Green Car Reports, the German giant will start building the Q6 E-Tron SUV in Ingolstadt, Germany, next year. The EV trend will spread to factories in Neckarsulm, Germany; San José Chiapa, Mexico; and Gyor, Hungary, in the following years.
Audi says the phasing out of ICEs will depend on local demand and conditions, and new plants will be built only in places that need additional capacity. One new plant will be in Changchun, China and is expected to become operational in 2024, producing EVs exclusively.