In the premium manufacturer competition, Audi plans to increase its investments and put more money especially in the development of new models and technologies. The carmaker wants 2015 to 2019 around 24 billion euro investment – 2 billion more than previously planned. This was announced on Saturday Audi in Ingolstadt with.
The plan had extremely economical combustion engines and techniques to increase the efficiency to meet the stringent CO2 requirements worldwide. Audi also increased its global manufacturing network. On the German locations Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm account for more than half of the planned investments. More than one billion euros wants the world’s second largest premium carmaker put in new plants in Mexico and Brazil.
Investments in electric mobility, networking and lightweight
“Sustainable growth is our top priority. This is why we invest heavily in the fields of innovation electric mobility, networking and lightweight,” said Audi CEO Rupert Stadler , 70 percent of all investments are planned for new models and innovative technologies. Audi is reportedly reach the mark of 1.7 million shipments this year. The range will be expanded in 2020 to 60 models from the current 50