Audi Begins Electric Motor Production In Győr For PPE Platform

Mobility Outlook Bureau
08 Nov 2023
01:20 PM
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These state-of-the-art electric motors are part of the newly developed systems and will debut in the upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron series.

Audi Begins Electric Motor Production In Győr For PPE Platform mobility outlook

Audi commences the manufacturing of electric motors for the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) at its facility in Győr, Hungary. The commencement of production is a crucial step for Audi as the first fully electric model in the Audi lineup, based on the PPE platform, is set to begin production at the Ingolstadt headquarters by the end of the year.

The Győr facility is vital for producing electric motors due to its highly qualified team's substantial experience, having already produced over 400,000 electric drive systems since 2018. Audi CEO Gernot Döllner stated that Győr is perfectly suited for the production of these compact and efficient electric motors for the PPE. Győr is also responsible for the assembly of axles for the PPE, as well as the development of the drive system for the Audi Q8 e-tron. To further reinforce its position in the electrification journey, a new production area is being established for electric motors for vehicles based on the MEBeco (modular electric drive toolkit) within the Volkswagen Group.

To achieve electric motor production for the PPE, Audi has installed three new production lines. The stator production line involves 28 work steps, while the transmission components production line has 15. The assembly of one axle requires 190 individual steps. Approximately 700 employees work in three shifts to assemble up to 2,000 electric motors per day for the PPE, supplying both Audi and Porsche. Compared to the previous electric motor assembly facility, this marks a significant increase in production capacity.

Audi Production has a clear vision for the Manufacturing of the future, which includes transforming its global production network and transitioning to e-mobility. Production in Győr has been net carbon neutral since 2020, underpinned by Europe's largest roof-mounted photovoltaic system and its status as Hungary's biggest industrial geothermal energy consumer. To ensure that the transportation of electric motors for the PPE from Győr to Ingolstadt remains net carbon neutral, Audi has partnered with the transport and logistics company DB Cargo.

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