Pressured by labor unions to allocate electric car projects to Germany, Audi revealed today it will build electric vehicles at all its plants across the world, including Mexico, news outlet Reuters reported.
"In future, electric cars will roll off the line in all of our plants," CEO Rupert Stadler told a gathering of 7,000 workers at Audi's base in Ingolstadt. The company previously revealed plans to include more than 20 electrified vehicles in its catalog before 2025, with about a dozen designed to be battery-only.
The automaker, which is one of Volkswagen’s most profitable luxury brands, last year awarded production of its first mass-produced electric sport-utility vehicle to a plant in Brussels.
Besides Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm in Germany, which employ two thirds of Audi's 88,000 workers around the world, the automaker owns plants in Belgium, Mexico and Hungary and uses a network of facilities run by Volkswagen and Skoda to build vehicles overseas.