Due to the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, Audi’s range of electric vehicles may start production in the United States as early as 2023. (IRA). The IRA supports manufacturers of electric vehicles to produce their products in the USA. The final assembly of BEVs and PHEVs must take place in North America in order to continue qualifying for tax benefits.
Sales of Audi’s all-electric vehicles have been rising in the United States. 3,911 BEVs were sold in Q3, a 330% increase over the same period last year and 7.9% of all vehicles sold by Audi (down from 9.9% of sales in Q2 2020).
The president of Audi of America, Daniel Weissland, stated that “our BEV sales through September were our best ever. We’re excited to build on that momentum and attract more customers to premium electric vehicles with the introduction of the Q4 e-Tron and Q4 Sportback e-Tron.
The Volkswagen ID.4, which is produced in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the only eligible EV in the Volkswagen Group that qualifies for the relevant tax credits.
The new regulations, according to Oliver Hoffmann, chief of technical development at Audi, will have a substantial impact on his company’s North American business strategy. Hoffmann said, “To be honest, we are looking left and right: What might be the chance for us to get together with a strong “Volkswagen Group” in the backdrop. Now that the laws have changed and the government is investing heavily in EVs under unique conditions, we are on our way and eager to figure out how to comply with these demands.
Hoffmann predicts that Audi will decide to establish a new electric vehicle facility in the United States as early as 2023. Audi will give the new American EV factory serious consideration due to the Inflation Reduction Act and the country’s robust sales growth. The EV lineup from Audi may soon be manufactured here.
Hoffmann left significant room for manoeuvre when deciding on a region or state for an Audi electric vehicle facility in the United States, saying, “We will take a serious look at where exactly we construct our cars in the future.”
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