Audi has presented its new “Vorsprung 2030” strategy. The key point is the switch to e-car production: by 2029 all locations should produce electrically powered models. Audi is investing around 500 million euros in employee training.

Audi plants are switching to electric cars

Now at the latest it is clear that Audi also clearly sees its own future in electric vehicles. This now became fitting Strategy concept “Vorsprung 2030”. presents. The central component is the intention to bring all locations “step by step into the future” by 2029, as Audi Board Member for Production Gerd Walker puts it. By then, at least one fully electric vehicle is to be manufactured in each plant.

Audi is already mass-producing e-cars at its Heilbronn and Brussels sites, and from 2023 this will Plant in Ingolstadt with the Audi Q6 E-Tron added. Neckarsulm, San José Chiapa and Győr will follow in the years to come. Audi has not yet explained which electric cars will be manufactured there.

The declared goals also include that the car manufacturer Cut factory costs in half by 2033 want. Audi speaks of a “lean production process” in which complexity in the vehicles is to be reduced (source: Audi).

There is also a new new Audi logo:

The new Audi logo in detail

With the Farewell to the production of combustion models According to the announcement, Audi wants to take its time until 2033. It is to be phased out gradually. From as early as 2026, all new Audi models can be expected to be purely electric. The Chinese market appears to be an exception, where conventionally powered cars could continue to be produced beyond 2033.

Audi: further training for 500 million euros

Since the production of e-cars works differently than with combustion engines, the employees also have to be retrained. Audi says it will be hiring by 2025 Budget for continuing education ready, which amounts to around 500 million euros.