Audi CEO Markus Duesmann announced that the automaker will launch its final car equipped with an internal-combustion engine in 2026. The announcement was made at the Climate Neutrality Foundation conference in Berlin recently. Beyond this date, the automaker will only launch electric vehicles, he said.
Audi to launch last ICE vehicle in 2026
Audi expects to finally stop selling vehicles equipped with an internal-combustion engine (including hybrids) by 2033 though may push this date further out depending on market conditions. According to Duesmann, there may still be demand in some markets, particularly China, for vehicles with internal-combustion engines beyond 2033.
By that 2025 date, Audi aims to have more than 20 electric vehicles in its lineup. Already on sale are the E-Tron, E-Tron Sportback, and E-Tron GT, and arriving soon are the Q4 E-Tron and Q4 Sportback E-Tron.