Audi increases budget for electromobility up to 2025
Electrification and hybridization
From 2021 to 2025 Audi AG plans spending on research and development and on investments in fixed assets of about € 35 billion. For example, the development and implementation of the electric platforms takes place across the brands. Here Audi is developing together with Porsche the premium platform electric (PPE); at the same time, Audi uses the Group technology of the modular electrification platform (MEB). On the basis of the investment planning, upfront expenditure in the years 2021 to 2025 focuses on the uncompromising implementation of Roadmap E, with a large-scale product offensive for fully and partly electric models. For electrification alone, a sum of approximately € 15 billion – more than 40 percent of the total expenditure – is foreseen in the context of the planning round.
Digitalization and Car.Software organization
In software development, Audi CEO Markus Duesmann is now taking over as chairman at the Car.Software-Organization, which combines and extends the knowhow of the brands.
In this way the Group’s own software unit is creating a unified operating system with basic functions for all vehicles of the Group. The tasks of the Car.Software-Organization also include further development of functions for automated driving.
Audi Transformation Plan and Audi.Zukunft There will be substantial efficiency gains from the Audi Transformation Plan (ATP) and the Audi.Zukunft basic agreement. Despite a challenging environment caused by the coronavirus pandemic this year, AUDI AG continues to focus clearly on the aim of achieving a cumulative sum of some € 15 billion by 2022 through this program. In addition, the Audi.Zukunft agreement lays down foundations of a strong market position for AUDI AG, secure jobs, and profitable company sites.
Arno Antlitz, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Finance and Legal Affairs, says With the Audi Transformation Plan and Audi.Zukunft we are making our company fit for the future. Both of these programs secure our financial basis for continuing investment in future technologies and thus for a decisive contribution to shaping the transformation of the automotive industry.
Dec 09, 2020 at 11:18