Audi e-tron: Production capacity will be increased in response to high demand

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Audi e-tron: Production capacity will be increased in response to high demand-response

As is well known, the Audi e-tron will roll off the production line at the CO2-neutral plant in Brussels. The delivery of the first vehicles was already planned for the end of 2018. Now it will be March 2019 until Audi begins delivery. In mid-October 2018 it became known that a software problem had caused the market launch of the Audi e-tron to be delayed – at least this did not have a negative impact on demand.

Automobile Week sees 70th.000 e-tron roll off the production line in 2019

How else can one explain that Audi has now indicated that production is to be expanded. From next year, 24 instead of 20 e-SUVs from Audi will run per hour. Furthermore, it was made clear that – if there is a need – every available calendar day should be used to meet the demand. However, no statement was made on the exact production numbers in 2019 and 2020.

Automobilwoche (paywall) is currently assuming that with 20 cars per hour in two-shift operation and an assumed 220 production days, Audi will produce around 70.000 e-tron a year.

Maximum series capacity before expansion is to be reached by the end of 2019

Patrick Danau, Managing Director of Audi Brussels, indicated in early October that the pace of production will reach full capacity by the end of this year. From his point of view, the maximum capacity of the e-tron in series production will have been reached by the end of the year.

In addition to the well-known models Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback and e-tron GT, which are on their own platform – see: Audi e-tron – a look at Audi’s e-offensive, at least five Audi Build Stromer on the electrical group platform MEB. The modular electric drive body (MEB) is created together with Volkswagen.

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