All Audi production sites to produce at least one all-electric model by 2029
Audi is once again demonstrating its commitment to electrification, recently announcing that it will produce all-electric vehicles at all of its sites by 2029. The ultimate goal is for all of the brand’s sites to produce at least one all-electric model by 2029. Audi Board Member for Production and Logistics Gerd Walker said:
“Step by step, we are taking all our sites into the future. We don’t want any stand-alone lighthouse projects at completely new sites.
Instead, we are investing in our existing plants so that they end up being just as efficient and flexible as newly built production sites or brand new plants. The path Audi is taking conserves resources and accelerates our transformation into a sustainable premium mobility provider.”
It is a long-term goal that forms part of its ‘Vorsprung 2030’ strategy, and complements its commitment to launch only all-electric models on the global market from 2026, phasing out production on its combustion models by 2033.
Currently, two Audi sites – Böllinger Höfe and Brussels– are already producing all-electric vehicles. Starting next year, the Audi Q6 e-tron will be the first all-electric model to roll off the production line in Ingolstadt. As Audi’s first fully integrated ‘Factory 360’, the Ingolstadt plant will serve as a model for the transformation of the company’s large-scale production facilities worldwide.
Production of 100 percent electric cars will also begin in Neckarsulm, San José Chiapa and Győr. The plant in Changchun (China) with its partner FAW, which is currently under construction, will be the first in China to produce only all-electric Audi models.
Once production is upgraded to accommodate the production of electric models at all of its facilities, Audi says it wants its production network to be “economical, sustainable and attractive, as well as flexible”. Based on the first goal, Audi wants to halve annual factory costs by 2033, making use of new technologies throughout the production process.
Audi has been pursuing its ‘Mission:Zero’ environmental programme to reduce its production- and logistics-related ecological footprint since 2019. The aim, is for all Audi production sites globally to be carbon neutral by 2025. The plants in Brussels and Győr as well as the Böllinger Höfe in Neckarsulm have already achieved this.
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