Audi is getting closer to releasing the e-tron electric SUV and while we have yet to see it in production form, Audi has already started building electric motors for it. Audi has kicked off series production of electric motors for the e-tron in Gyor, Hungary.
Audi Hungary has employed 100 people at the plant in Gyor to build the electric motors, which it calls “electric axle motors.” The plant currently can churn out 400 electric axle motors a day, which can be gradually increased. The employees produce two electric axle drive systems for each Audi e-tron, since both the front and rear axles are driven. Currently there is only one shift of production, but it will soon change to three shifts.
Audi was supposed to finally reveal the e-tron electric SUV next month, but that debut has been pushed back and will reportedly take place at an undisclosed location in the U.S. Audi also hasn’t revealed the US specs for the e-tron, but we do know that it will be powered by a 95 kWh battery pack, which gives it a 250 mile range in Europe. The EPA has yet to release the results of its own testing.