Audi will be down 7,500 jobs in the next few years. The automaker will cut a total of 9,500 jobs at German locations by 2025. In other areas, such as electromobility and digitization, 2,000 jobs would be created. That confirmed the company. Previously, Handelsblatt had reported on a corresponding agreement with the works council.

The job cuts should be socially acceptable without redundancies, it was said. The employment guarantee for the remaining Audi employees in the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm plants will be extended from 2025 to 2029.

Audi and the works council had long been negotiating the "future pact" for the pressurized companies. Recently, the reduction of capacities at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm plants was also discussed. At the beginning of November, an Audi spokesman said: "Among other things, it is about aligning capacities so that the plants are generally profitable and economically flexible." For the approximately 61,000 Audi employees in the two German plants Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm was previously a job guarantee until 2025.