Audi has officially announced the deadline for the complete rejection of the production of cars on fossil energy sources. The year is 2032.
We have already written that the Ingolstadt brand plans to completely abandon the development of new cars with internal combustion engines in 2026. Now it became known what the final gasoline Audi will be.
The company noted that the compact A1 hatchback will definitely not receive a successor, as it enters the territory of the much more successful SEAT Ibiza, Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Fabia. Of course, Audi is undesirable to engage in internal cannibalism.
Moreover, the head of Audi announced that the next generations A3, A4, A5 and A6 will completely switch to electric traction. However, at first they will be offered on the market along with the gasoline and diesel versions of the previous generation.
It is interesting that not a word was said about the flagship A7 and A8. However, now we know for sure that the latest new development with internal combustion engines will be the large crossover Q8 e-Tron, whose debut is scheduled for that very year 2026. He is destined for a very short market life, which will end in 2032.
According to plans, by the middle of this decade, Audi expects to have about 20 electric vehicles in its lineup. Some of them are planned to be built on the premium PPE architecture, developed in conjunction with Porsche. The main competitors, the German premium brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz, do not have such Napoleonic plans, so the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer can secure an advantage in the long term.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the AUDI e-tron GT from the FineAuto team: