Audi is tasking its new technical development chief, Oliver Hoffmann, with speeding up the automaker’s push into electrification.
Hoffmann takes on the job formerly held by Audi CEO Markus Duesmann, who has held the two roles since June 2020 and also has a wider job at parent Volkswagen Group as head of research and development for the entire group.
“This appointment is another element in shaping the new Audi, VW Group CEO Herbert Diess said in a statement. Diess is also Audi’s chairman.
Diess said Hoffmann’s priorities are to accelerate the expansion of Audi’s product portfolio toward e-mobility, develop