Total Audi deliveries fell slightly last year, by 0.7 percent to 1.68 million. However, the automaker was on track in the first half of the year, with a record 981,681 deliveries in six months. After that, the ongoing global shortage of semiconductors has hampered production. As a result, deliveries fell by more than a third in the fourth quarter.
The bright spot is the success of all-electric Audi models. In 2021, 81,894 of these found their way back to their owners. Compared to 2020, this is an increase of 57.7 percent. Audi introduced four new electric models last year.
Audi wants to invest about 18 billion euros in the development of electric cars by 2026. By 2025, the manufacturer wants to have more than twenty all-electric models in its range, and by 2033 the construction of cars with an internal combustion engine should be phased out.
Audi’s location in the woods has a role to play in this. The Brussels plant got the scoop in 2018 to produce the first all-electric Audi (e-tron and from 2019 also e-tron Sportback). In November, Audi CEO Markus Duesmann also confirmed that the Q8 e-tron, a larger electric SUV, will roll off the production line in Forest from 2026.
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