Audi has reached a significant milestone in its production of the powerful Audi Q6 with the start of electric motor production in Hungary. These newly developed electric motors will be used for the first time in the Audi Q6 e-tron series.
The production of Audi’s first fully electric model based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) is expected to begin at the Ingolstadt headquarters later this year. To support this, Audi has established its own battery assembly plant in Ingolstadt. At the Györ facility in Hungary, Audi is producing stators (a crucial component in electric motors) and transmission components in a brand-new production area spanning 15,000 square meters. This facility also assembles the axles for the PPE platform.
Gernot Döllner, CEO of Audi, states, “Györ is predestined for the production of these highly compact and efficient electric motors for the PPE platform. The location, with its highly skilled team, has already manufactured over 400,000 electric drive systems since 2018, which is an invaluable experience.”
In addition to the electric motors for the PPE platform, which will power the Q6 e-tron range, Györ is also producing the propulsion system for the Audi Q8 e-tron. Simultaneously, an additional production area is being created for the electric motors that will be used in vehicles based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB).
As part of the production process for electric motors for the PPE platform, Audi has installed three new production lines. The stator production line has 28 work steps, while the transmission components line has 15. The assembly of a single axle requires 190 individual steps. Approximately 700 employees work in three shifts to produce up to 2,000 electric motors per day for the PPE platform. The vertical production capacity has been increased compared to the previous installation.
According to Gerd Walker, Head of Production and Logistics at Audi, “The start of production in Hungary marks an important milestone in the increase of Audi Q6 e-tron production.”
As Audi continues its transition to electromobility, it is fundamentally transforming its global production network. The company envisions the future of manufacturing with its 360factory initiative, which involves modernizing, digitalizing, and transforming its existing factories. The Györ facility has been net carbon-neutral since 2020, and it features the largest rooftop photovoltaic system in Europe. It is also the largest industrial geothermal energy user in Hungary.
Q: What is Audi Q6 e-tron?
A: The Audi Q6 e-tron is a fully electric model produced by Audi, utilizing newly developed electric motors.
Q: Where is Audi producing electric motors for the Q6 e-tron?
A: Audi is producing electric motors for the Q6 e-tron at its facility in Györ, Hungary.
Q: How many electric motors can Audi produce per day?
A: Audi can produce up to 2,000 electric motors per day for the Q6 e-tron.
Q: Is Audi working on other electric models?
A: Yes, Audi is also producing the propulsion system for the Audi Q8 e-tron and developing electric motors for vehicles based on the Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB).
Q: How is Audi making its production processes more sustainable?
A: Audi is working towards a holistic and sustainable approach to production, including the use of renewable energy sources, such as a significant photovoltaic system and geothermal energy at its Györ facility. It aims to achieve net carbon-neutrality and is modernizing and digitalizing its factories as part of its 360factory initiative.