New energy has become a major trend. In order to complete the transformation as soon as possible and lay out the future automobile market, major automobile brands have announced plans for fuel vehicles and internal combustion engines.
Recently, according to foreign media reports, Audi officially announced that it will no longer develop new internal combustion engines. New cars before the entry into force of the fuel vehicle ban will be equipped with engines that have been upgraded on the basis of cash.
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At the same time, they will continue to invest in electrification technology.
Audi CEO Marcus Dussman said that abandoning the development of the next-generation internal combustion engine and facing the Euro 7 emission standard that may be implemented in 2025 is a huge challenge.
In order to ensure a cleaner emission level, Audi will continue to update the existing internal combustion engine technology and fully invest in the research and development of electrification technology.
According to its plan, Audi intends to fully electrify the main carts such as A4 and A6 by the end of this decade, so this decision is also expected.
Audi’s plan may mean that the future R8’s V10 engine will be directly strangled in the cradle, and the A8’s W12 engine will also become the swan song of Audi’s large-displacement engine in mid-2022.
It is reported that Audi plans to provide 20 brand new electric vehicles by 2025. To this end, Audi will use Volkswagen’s MEB platform. At present, Audi’s latest electric model is the Q4 e-tron.
The new car is expected to be officially unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show which opens in April this year, and is expected to be officially launched on the market in some countries before the end of the year.