For several years now, the automotive industry has been turned upside down by the arrival of increasingly efficient and optimized electric models. Today, the majority of the most influential manufacturers in the world have at least one model of electric vehicle. For many automotive groups, the goal of having a 100% electric fleet is even being considered. Often the date for this goal is around 2030.
After Volvo or even Ford, it is now Audi’s turn to make an important decision for the future of the company. The German manufacturer has just announced that from 2033, Audi will no longer manufacture heat engines, and that it will be a 100% electric brand from 2026. This decision on the part of this brand which belongs to the Volkswagen group is a thunderbolt in the automotive industry.
Carbon neutrality for 2050
Audi would however like to announce that before this change of course expected in the coming years, the company is expected to unveil an all-new thermal combustion engine, which is to be believed the company with the four rings is “The best we have ever built”. The German company also unveiled its plan for hybrid vehicles. Sales of hybrid cars will continue after 2026, but Audi will no longer introduce new models to focus solely on electrics.
The German manufacturer is keeping its goal of carbon neutrality for 2050 in mind. Audi continues to make efforts in the development of a network of charging stations, but also in the search for renewable energy sources to power its stations. As we have indicated, more and more manufacturers are focusing their activities on the electrical transition, but some, like Posche, are opting for other alternatives such as eFuels. EFuels are a class of alternative fuels that are made using electricity from carbon-free sources, which amounts to storing this energy in the chemical bonds of liquid or gaseous fuels.