Following Audi’s lead, the Volkswagen brand VW no longer intends to develop new combustion engines. Further developments of the existing units would suffice, according to CEO Ralf Brandstätter, before VW is to become mostly electric.
In an exclusive interview, brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter said, “At the moment, I do not expect a completely new engine family to be launched.” Still, he wants to develop the engines currently in use and prepare them for new emissions standards such as Euro 7, the executive told the German-language publication Automobilwoche.

“We need them for a certain amount of time, and that’s when they need to be as efficient as possible,” Brandstätter said. He added that they would need these cars to make money “to finance the whole transformation.” Completely new engines were unlikely, he said.
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  • Originally published March 21, 2021