The end is near, combustion-lovers. It’s been confirmed that Audi will never again develop and build another combustion engine with it now solely looking towards the world of all-electric vehicles.
This has been confirmed by Audi’s CEO Markus Duesmann who told Automobilwoche it will stop all ICE development immediately. due to the EU’s new plans on a green future.
“The EU plans for an even stricter Euro 7 emissions standard are a huge technical challenge and at the same time have little benefit for the environment,” he said.
“That extremely restricts the combustion engine. We will no longer develop a new internal combustion engine, but will adapt our existing internal combustion engines to new emission guidelines.”
With the new Euro 7 regulations the reason behind this new move from the German automaker, we have a lot to be grateful for. Not only has Audi built some of the greatest engines to ever power a car, but its e-Tron range of vehicles are looking incredibly promising with high performance and styling to match. Of course, we’re used to waving goodbye to the internal combustion engine, but this has definitely put a use by date on what us petrol heads consider to be one of the greatest things to come from mankind.