Sunday, February 28, 2021
News Audi Starts E-Tron GT Production At Green Plant

Audi Starts E-Tron GT Production At Green Plant

All-electric e-tron GT production underway

  • E-tron GT first German-built EV Audi

  • Carbon-neutral assembly at Böllinger Höfe


The Audi e-tron GT has entered production at the automaker’s special Böllinger Höfe plant, making it the first fully-electric Audi to be built in Germany and also the first to be built with an entirely carbon-neutral manufacturing process.

Audi’s plant in Neckarsulm was already home to plug-in hybrids like those variants of the Audi A6, A7, and A8, but early this year, as the plant was switched over for the e-tron GT, it became net carbon-neutral and began using entirely eco-generated electricity. That power includes a heat and power plant fired with biogas as well as purchasing carbon credits to offset emissions that couldn’t be handled with renewables.

The Audi e-tron GT is an electric sedan that shares much of its underpinnings with the Porsche Taycan, especially that car’s 800V architecture. The RS version of the car is set to get three electric motors and 700 hp. Audi calls the GT the brand’s most powerful EV, and it looks to be their most powerful vehicle overall, even against the R8 that’s built at the same plant.

While production has now started, we’re not yet sure when it will hit the road. Audi has said previously that the RS version would arrive in the summer, so we’d expect deliveries of the standard car to start in the next couple of months.

Instead of more GT details, Audi focused on the green plant, down to scrap materials and even their rail transport. No physical prototypes were used to plan production, as a start. Locomotives on factory grounds are powered by compressed natural gas or electric power and one of its key auto carriers is using biomethane to transport the cars on the road. When it comes to used materials, Audi has a closed look to recycle every scrap of waste aluminum and even recycles plastic waste into fibres that can be used for 3D printing at the plant.

Trending Now

Aston Martin Says Mercedes Driveline Coming to Valhalla

CEO said Q4 DBX sales quarter of company's entire year Valhalla to get new look, Mercedes power Though the company's finances are, as per...

Bruce Springsteen DWI Charges Dropped, Jeep Commercial Returns

Rocker was arrested for DWI, charges later dropped before court Jeep had paused ad until court processes had been followed The Boss is back...

General Motors Says Bolt EV Cells Importantly Different From Hyundai Kona’s

GM expects to have recall fix for possible fire risk in April Says batteries use different separators than troubled Hyundai cells Following a story...

The New 2022 Kia Carnival Priced From $34,495 In Canada

Kia calls it the Life Utility Vehicle (LUV). The new minivan arrives in dealerships this spring. The new Carnival is premium in every...

Nearly 70% Of All Canadians Considering An Electrified Vehicle As Their Next Purchase

These Canadians plan to buy their new EV within 10 years. 60% of these intend on making a move in the next one...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.