According to a report, the carmaker Audi has set a date for the last introduction of new combustion models.

Company boss Markus Duesmann told works councils and top managers on Thursday that from 2026 onwards, no new petrol and diesel models would be presented, and no hybrid versions either, reports the "Süddeutsche Zeitung".

The last premiere of a combustion engine will be a Q model, i.e. an urban SUV that will be sold until around 2033, the newspaper continued.

According to this, Audi wants to sell only battery vehicles worldwide.

The well-known A3 and A4 models were no longer to have direct successors, but were to be completely redesigned and renamed.

An Audi spokeswoman said the company was not making any speculations.

Audi has already announced that it will no longer develop new combustion engines, but only improve existing ones.