The first Audi electric vehicle will arrive in the market very soon. It will be an SUV, the Audi e-tron, which have shown countless teasers before its official presentation in September. To advance work, the brand of the four rings is already manufacturing the electric motors that will be carried by these vehicles. They are doing this in their factory in Gyor, Hungary, where they produce models such as the Audi A3 or the Audi TT, as well as other propulsion systems.
This plant turns 25 and produced almost two million engines last year for the Volkswagen Group, among the six gasoline blocks and the three diesels that are assigned there. Now they prepared for the arrival of the electrical system with a new modular assembly system. Currently there are 100 workers assigned exclusively to this task in a single shift, although at the end of the year there will be 130 employees and three shifts will be reached. In this way we find a daily production of about 400 electric motors, a figure that will grow considerably in the coming months. Some of the keys for its manufacture are the center responsible for the winding and its insertion in the housing. New robots and measuring and screwing stations have been installed, which are not linearly linked, since the workers manufacture each engine on islands of independent production, following this modular process.
It must be remembered that each Audi e-tron will have two propulsion systems, one for each axis, so that a Quattro integral traction is achieved. Although there are still no official details, it has been confirmed that its lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 95 kWh, thanks to which it will achieve a range of close to 400 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. It can be recharged in a 150 kW fast outlet in just 30 minutes.