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Our vision

 

The New Premium

Revolutionizing mobility.

Three global megatrends will define the mobility of the future: digitalization, sustainability and urbanization. We have the right answers to these megatrends. We have a clear strategic plan to defend our Vorsprung durch Technik. We have the potential to revolutionize mobility.

We are shaping “The New Premium.”

Our mission

 

Digitalization

We create the digital experience of tomorrow.

The premium mobility experience of the future is digital. Many customers already cultivate a digital lifestyle and link up many areas of their everyday lives – so they also expect a completely connected car. With digital services for our customers, we are utilizing new business models and revenue potential – and that means in retail, in the car, and above all with additional mobility services.

We are creating the digital experience of tomorrow. This will make mobility safe, convenient and individual. Our automobiles will become an integral component of our customers’ digital lives.

By 2025, we will achieve specific goals in the area of digitalization:

  • Earnings of 1 billion euros
    With digital services and business models, we want to achieve a contribution to operating profit of 1 billion euros in 2025. The myAudi customer portal will help us to do that.
  • One Digital Platform (ODP)
    We are developing a digital infrastructure with integrated service and vehicle back-ends at the Volkswagen Group, in order to roll out services worldwide on the basis of standards applicable across all our brands.
  • Common vehicle architecture (E3 architecture)
    We are creating a common, efficient and intelligent electronics architecture across the Group’s brands, modules and platforms (end-to-end electronics architecture).
  • Digitalizing Audi
    We are digitalizing our processes and thus enhancing our efficiency – for example, through systems engineering and virtual development.  

Sustainability

We take electric mobility to the next level.

We equate sustainability with fitness for the future. With sustainable products and services, we enable our customers to achieve individual premium mobility. This is why we are driving forward the development of innovative drive technologies and reducing our ecological footprint.

We are taking electric mobility to the next level in terms of technology and quality, and in this way will become the Number 1 among the premium suppliers. The world premiere of the Audi e-tron marks the start of this model initiative. Starting in 2018, we are gradually electrifying our product range.

By 2025, we will achieve specific goals in the area of sustainability:

  • Leading premium brand for electric cars
    In the year 2025, we will sell approximately 800,000 electric cars and plug-in hybrids – approximately every third Audi. We want to become the leading premium brand for electric cars.
  • All main model series electrified
    With our Roadmap E, we will offer an electrified version in each of our core model series by 2025, either fully electric or as a plug-in hybrid. By then, we will have more than 20 electrified models in our portfolio.
  • CO2-neutral facilities
    Brussels is our first certified CO2-neutral plant. Following this example, we want to make all of our facilities CO2-neutral by 2030.
  • Fuel-cell car in series production
    We are developing fuel-cell technology to series maturity and will launch a small series by the early 2020s.

Urbanization

We are the trendsetters for autonomous mobility.

Cities are reaching the limits of their capacities. New solutions are required so that individual mobility does not come to a standstill. Autonomous driving and parking will be an integral component of intelligent, sustainable and connected mobility in the future. It will enhance the safety of all road users and improve traffic flows – and will also give customers more time.

We are global leaders for autonomous driving – and are redefining individual mobility for the urban environment. The Audi Aicon show car demonstrates our vision: fully electric, fully autonomous and fully connected.

By 2025 we want to achieve:

 

  • A significant market share of premium mobility services
  • Inclusion of our services in city-wide intermodal mobility concepts
  • Leading position in automated and autonomous driving

Implementation and Goals

 

Action and transformation plan

We are positioning Audi for the future – both financially and organizationally.

By 2025, we will invest approximately 40 billion euros in digital, electric and autonomous mobility. A comprehensive transformation plan will help us to do so. With it, we intend to enhance our performance by 2022, while improving processes and structures at the company. The plan will accelerate new, profitable business models and fascinating automobile milestones such as the Audi Aicon

We have set specific goals:

  • An earnings contribution of at least 10 billion euros
    With the action and transformation plan, we will release an amount of at least 10 billion euros in the next 5 years, by specifically improving our cost ratios and strengthening our performance.
  • Reduced complexity, increased efficiency
    We will make even better use of synergies within Audi and the Volkswagen Group. We will streamline our processes and remove unnecessary complexity from areas without customer relevance.
  • Expertise development and further-training initiative
    With new organizational structures and the intensified development of expertise, we will boost the speed of change at our company. We will increase the budget for further training to more than half a billion euros by 2025.
  • Long-term margins of 8 to 10 percent
    We aim to achieve a stable, high operating return on sales of 8 to 10 percent.

Integrity, Respect & Cooperation

Acting with integrity and responsibility is the foundation for our success.

We have set specific goals:

  • Ensuring social responsibility and integrity
    For us, economic success and responsible action are inseparably linked. Respect, openness, responsibility and integrity are therefore key corporate values. This is based on trusting cooperation throughout the Group and individual responsibility – always in conformity with the company’s values and rules and one’s own moral compass.
  • Promoting a culture of leadership and cooperation
    We Audi people shape our company – with our decisions, in our daily work and in the way we interact with each other. We want to use the code of cooperation, the four corporate values and the Audi leadership mission as guidelines, so that on this basis, we can continue to be economically successful as well as responsible.