Production of highly compact and efficient electric motors underway at Audi Hungary.
10 January, 2024
Since its establishment, the Hungary facility has grown to become the world’s largest powertrain plant and has been certified net carbon neutral since 2020
With three decades of successful production history already behind it, Audi’s high-tech production facility in Győr, Hungary, has begun the next phase in its evolution, producing the electric motors for the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) which will be used for the first time in the Audi Q6 e-tron models.
Since its establishment, the Hungary facility has grown to become the world’s largest powertrain plant and has been certified net carbon neutral since 2020. Audi Hungary has invested around 12 billion euros in the plant to date, most recently on a completely new 15,000-square-metre production area, where the axles for the PPE are also assembled.
In addition to the electric motors for the PPE for the New Q6 e-tron models, Győr also builds the drive system for the Audi Q8 e-tron and has produced some 400,000 electric drives since 2018.
Three new lines have been established at the plant to work on the PPE. The production line for stators – the stationary portion of an electric motor – has 28 work steps, while the one dealing with transmission components is made up of 15 and one axle alone requires no fewer than 190 individual steps to assemble.
It’s a massive operation that sees around 700 employees involved in production working in three shifts to build up to 2000 electric motors per day for the PPE. The site supplies both Audi and Porsche and compared to the previous electric motor assembly facility, the vertical range of production has been increased once again.
"Győr is predestined for the production of these highly compact and efficient electric motors for the PPE,” says Audi CEO Gernot Döllner. “The highly qualified team at the site has already built over 400,000 electric drive systems since 2018, which is invaluable experience.”
Gerd Walker, Audi Board Member for Production and Logistics echoes Mr Döllner’s comments, adding:
“The start of production in Győr marks an important milestone in the ramp-up of production of the Audi Q6 e-tron.”
“With its enormous expertise in drive systems and net carbon neutral production, the Győr site is an indispensable part of Audi’s global production network,” he says.
The PPE is an integral part of the ongoing electrification of the Audi brand and the work at the Gyor site, which currently employs around 12,000 people, is likewise a major part of the brand’s global transformation.
It’s a massive operation that sees around 700 employees working in three shifts to build up to 2000 electric motors per day for the PPE
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