Only EVs for Audi: No new internal combustion cars after 2026 – Times of India


German luxury carmaker plans to end production of new internal combustion engine models by the end of 2026, German media reported on Monday quoting company’s CEO Markus Duesmann.
Audi will only develop electric models after 2026, according to reports published by Süddeutsche Zeitung and Automobilwoche. However, non-electric models launched by 2026 will be sold until the early 2030s.
The auto maker’s last internal combustion engine model is likely to be the Q8, which will also be available in an electric variant. The model is set to launch in 2026 according to German media outlet, Handelsblatt.
In a push to combat climate change, European legislators, alongside other key markets, have imposed tougher emissions limits pushing automakers to go all-electric. Audi currently leads the segment with its plans to introduce a global fully-electric lineup with upto 20 models by 2025.
Audi’s primary rivals such as Mercedes-Benz stated the brand’s plans on expanding their electric cars series, earlier in March but did not provide any details of their schedule. Whereas, BMW expects half of its sales to be fully-electric models by 2030.

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