Audi A4, A5 sedan and Q6 SUV to get all-electric touch. Details here
Audi plans to go electric-only in the coming years, with a strategy to launch fully electric vehicles from 2026 and phase out existing internal combustion engine models by 2033. As part of its strategy Meanwhile, the German luxury car brand has confirmed that it will launch an E-Tron version of the Q6 mid-range SUV. Additionally, the automaker has hinted that it will bring pure electric versions of the A4 and A5 models. Audi also wants to reduce the complexity of its vehicles, the company claims.
The car brand has announced that the Q6 E-Tron will start rolling off the Ingolstadt assembly line in 2023, the same factory where audio A4 and A5 is executed. To increase the volume of electric car production and gain more share in the global luxury electric vehicle market, Audi aims to gradually increase the production of its electric vehicles from different factories. Audi claims that by 2029, all of its assembly plants will produce at least one electric vehicle.
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The automaker added that it wants to cut annual factory costs by 50 percent by 2033. As part of this strategy, the automaker plans to reduce the complexity of cars. Reducing complexity often means offering fewer options and incorporating equipment in the vehicle. Audi has said that it wants to remove unprofitable complexity in its cars. It also states that the vehicle development will use a sensible manufacturing method to achieve that goal. This will make future Audi cars easier to use for customers, as well as increase the automaker’s profits by reducing production costs.
The automaker also said it wants to focus more on digitization. Audi states that the company wants to use its Edge Cloud 4 Production solution, which uses a local server, to replace expensive industrial PCs and reduce IT efforts such as software deployment and operating system changes. Audi is also planning a virtual assembly process for its vehicles in the future.
Date of first publication: December 21, 2022, 12:03 PM IST