Audi Says It Will Launch 20 New EV Models by 2027
Audi AG plans to launch 20 new electric vehicles (EVs) between 2023 and 2027, the company’s head of technical development Oliver Hoffman said during a recent press briefing — reports Automotive News.
The luxury automaker has had a rough time these past couple of years. Audi, like most other automakers, has been racked with component shortages, causing production deficits. The Volkswagen subsidiary’s global sales were down 35% in the first quarter to 35,505 units.
Hoffman noted the company expects supply headwinds to drag into 2023, with microchips continuing to be a pain point. Audi’s production was particularly plagued by a shortage of wire harnesses in the spring, but the supply of those has since eased up.
Audi currently sees a bright future ahead. Hoffman said the company will bring a mix of 20 new EV and internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered models to market by 2025, and a total of 20 new all-electric models by 2027.
The majority of Audi’s future electric lineup will be based on its new PPC modular platform for battery electrics, starting with a new Q6 crossover expected to debut in the U.S. in 2024. Audi developed the PPC platform in concert with fellow Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche.
Back in March, Audi unveiled the A6 Avant e-tron EV concept. The company wants to shift to EV-only production outside of China by 2033.
Its parent company Volkswagen, meanwhile, aims to completely stop selling gas-powered cars in Europe by 2035. Earlier this week, Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess said the company could overtake a “weakening” Tesla for the top spot in global EV sales as early as 2025.