Audi has started the production of electric motors in Győr, Hungary, for its upcoming Q6 e-tron model, marking a significant step in its EV offering.
Production in Győr involves around 700 employees working in three shifts, creating up to 2,000 electric motors daily for Audi’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE).
The Győr site, boasting experience from producing over 400,000 electric drive systems since 2018, also contributes to Audi’s sustainability goals with net carbon neutral operations.
Audi Hungaria is reflecting on 30 years of growth, now emerging as a key player in the global production network for premium cars and powertrains.
Audi has officially begun the production of electric motors at its facility in Győr, Hungary, specifically for its Premium Platform Electric (PPE), which will be integrated into the new Audi Q6 e-tron series. This move is part of Audi’s transition towards electric mobility and an expansion of its production capabilities.
The Győr plant is equipped with a new 15,000-square-meter production area dedicated to the manufacture of stators, transmission components, and axles for the PPE. This facility is also responsible for product testing and is slated to support the production of the first fully electric Audi model at the company’s Ingolstadt headquarters at the end of the year.
CEO Gernot Döllner has praised the Győr site for its suitability for producing the compact and efficient electric motors, citing the team’s extensive experience in electric drive systems. The site’s workforce of around 700 employees works tirelessly in three shifts to meet the ambitious target of producing 2,000 electric motors per day.
Győr’s significance extends beyond production; it also serves as a hub for the Audi Q8 e-tron drive system and is preparing to support additional models within the Volkswagen Group. The plant’s net carbon neutral status since 2020, Europe’s largest roof-mounted photovoltaic system, and its role as Hungary’s most significant industrial consumer of geothermal energy underscore Audi’s commitment to sustainable practices.
The year 2023 also marks the 30th anniversary of Audi Hungaria, which has been integral to the region’s industrial development with a cumulative investment of around twelve billion euros. Looking back on three decades of success, the plant stands as the world’s largest powertrain facility, a pioneer in Hungary’s premium car production, and a vital part of Audi’s global production network.