Audi General Engineer Markus Düsmann said the company has stopped developing new gasoline and diesel engines due to tightening EU environmental regulations..
In an interview, he said that the creation of ICEs that comply with the Euro 7 standard is a complex technical task and will bring little benefit to the environment. Therefore, following Mercedes, the company decided to abandon the development of a new generation of engines and focus on adapting existing models..
Audi stops development of new internal combustion engines due to tough EU standards
Düsmann did not say that Audi would stop producing gasoline or diesel cars because many parts of the world have lower emission requirements and there is no necessary infrastructure for electric vehicles..
Most likely, the lion’s share of the research budget will be directed to the development of hydrogen vehicles or electric vehicles. The company has high hopes for the new electric crossover Q4 e-tron with augmented reality display and the Artemis sedan due to hit the market in 2024.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: iStock