Audi has set an approximate date for shutting down heat engines for three of its sedans, the A4, A6 and A8. All three models will have a new version soon and this one will gradually abandon gasoline and diesel.
Audi will renew in 2023 a new A4 and a new A6. Both sedans will have internal combustion engines when they are presented and the electrified versions will arrive later. The brand with rings plans to completely replace the thermal with electric before the end of the cycle.
A cycle lasting on average six years, this means that the A4 and the A6 will no longer exist in petrol or diesel versions before 2030. It would therefore be five years before the date recently communicated by Audi. The firm plans a plunge towards electric and not towards the rechargeable hybrid, at least for these models. Audi CEO Markus Duesmann has confirmed that the thermal exit plan is a step towards ‘zero emissions’.
Plug-in hybrid engines could, according to Duesmann’s wishes, disappear in the coming years. This will also be the case for the fleet’s flagship, the A8. A new version will be released at the end of the year and it will undergo the same treatment thereafter.