Hungary: Audi expands electric motor production
Audi has announced that it will expand the production of electric motors at its plant in Györ, Hungary. This will enable the integration of the next generation of electric motors.
About a year ago, Audi started production of drives for the e-Tron Quattro in Hungary. As part of the electric transformation project now announced at Audi Hungaria, in addition to Györer’s electric motor production, the Technical Development department’s expertise is to be expanded and car production made fit for the electric age. According to Audi, this will create 250 new jobs.
According to Achim Heinfling, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria, the start of electric motor production was an important step. “With the e-transformation project, we are creating the conditions for the new era and strengthening the future viability of our company,” Heinfling continued. The information does not indicate the capacity of electric motor production after the expansion. The initial production capacity was around 400 electric axle motors per day.
The asynchronous motors for the front and rear axles of the e-Tron are built in Györ, the motors are not identical. The machines will also be used in the announced Audi e-Tron Sportback, an SUV coupé.
It remains to be seen what happens next: MEB Audis such as the Q4 e-Tron (presented as a concept car in Geneva) will use VW motors produced in Kassel. The e-Tron GT is based on the Porsche Taycan, however, and exactly which engines Audi plans to use for the GT is not yet known.