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Audi Says It’ll Stop Making Internal Combustion Engines by 2033

Audi already offers an array of all-electric vehicles with the release of the e-tron line, and it has plans to launch more EVs over the next few years as it phases out its internal combustion engines. (Image/Audi)

Joining marques like Jaguar and Volvo, another luxury automobile manufacturer is eliminating the internal combustion engine from its lineup. In a press release yesterday, Audi says it’s going all-in on electric vehicles by 2033.

But Audi’s EV transition is beginning well before that.

Starting in 2026, every Audi vehicle destined for the global market will be an electric vehicle. In other words, it’ll only produce ICE-powered models for specific regions. Audi hopes to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 (or sooner).

But that doesn’t mean Audi is turning its back on the internal combustion engine altogether. The press release makes it clear that Audi will continue to invest in ICE development up until the 2033 phase-out deadline. “Audi’s last internal combustion engine will be the best we’ve ever built,” said Audi CEO Markus Duesmann.

The announcement isn’t all that surprising. With increasing pressure from various governments to decrease tailpipe emissions, many automobile manufacturers are accelerating their EV plans. In fact, even before the announcement yesterday, Audi was launching more new EVs than ICE models anyway. In addition to its plug-in hybrid models, Audi’s new e-tron line of all-electric vehicles is carrying the company’s EV flag during the transition.

Audi also has made strategic partnerships with energy providers to expand renewable energy capabilities and increase the number of available EV charging stations.

You can read more about the announcement in the official press release from Audi here.

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One Comment

  1. Bruce Harvey says:

    In the near future you’re going to have to change the name of this blog from “On All Cylinders” to “On All Cells”.

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