Audi CEO promises Brussels factory successor to e-tron
The Audi factory in Forest – which is currently building the fully electric Audi e-tron – will be assigned a successor to that model.
It has not yet been decided which model the e-tron will succeed in the Brussels factory. For the time being, it will remain with the announcement of Audi CEO Markus Duesmann that it will not stop with the e-tron for Forest.
Brussels will continue to produce cars.
“The e-tron has about a third of its runtime behind it, and in a subsequent planning round we will determine which car will succeed the model,” Duesmann said in an interview with Business Insider. “But a successor is coming.”
Such a commitment is good news for Brussels and provides the factory with certainty for the coming years. When asked explicitly whether the factory in Brussels has a future, the CEO replies in Business Insider: “Of course.” “Brussels will continue to produce cars,” it still sounds firmly.
The CEO also indicates that Audi is strongly committed to electric cars. The carmaker expects that by 2030 up to 60 percent of all new Audis sold in Europe will be fully electric.