Audi to make its last combustion engine by 2033
In a perfect world, would you choose the RS e-tron GT over an RS7?
Unless Porsche is successful with their synthetic fuels, manufacturers will continue ditching their screamer engines in favour of batteries. Audi recently unveiled their future plans and declared that they will make their last internal combustion engine by 2033. However, the brand's 'electric revolution' will begin a lot sooner than that.
Audi Q4 e-tron
Starting 2026, the German marque will only release all-electric vehicles worldwide. This means that Audi will only unveil new electric cars from 2026 onwards, but may still continue the production of combustion engines for ongoing models. CEO of Audi, Markus Duesmann, claims that these moves have nothing to do with emissions laws, but instead are a testament to Audi's ability to innovate.
“Through our innovative strength, we offer individuals sustainable and carbon-neutral mobility options,” Duesmann stated. “I don’t believe in the success of bans. I believe in the success of technology and innovation".
Audi remains unsure to as exactly when they will be forced to cease production of combustion engines, stating that it will be determined by customer demand, legislation or both factors. Though the all-electric Audi e-tron GT is an impressive (and expensive) piece of kit, the crackles and pops of today will be missed.