Audi recently announced its plans to invest 18 billion euros in electrification from 2022 to 2026. The automaker also announced that its combustion engine sales will end in 2033.  By 2025, the company wants to have more than 20 fully electric models in its range. 

“The current round of planning reflects our accelerated future trajectory. Based on this investment planning, the focus of our advance payments until 2026 is quite clearly on consistently implementing the roadmap with a comprehensive product offensive of fully and partially electric models,” says Jürgen Rittersberger, Board Member for Finance and Legal Affairs.

“The rate of change in our society is rapidly increasing,” says Audi CEO Markus Duesmann. “For that reason, we are accelerating our transformation to climate-neutral mobility. For us, a sustainable business model is quite clearly a matter of approach and responsibility.”

In the statement, Audi also mentions its increasing investments in charging infrastructure: for example, it refers to the expansion of the Ionity network from 1,5000 to 7,000 HPC points by 2025. There is also an update on the Audi Charging Hub in Nuremberg: the pilot site is scheduled to open on 23 December.

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