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Production of electric motors for Audi e-tron starts in Hungary

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Audi is gearing up to launch their first all-electric model, the e-tron SUV, and as part of the preparations, the company has started series production of electric motors at Audi Hungaria. Audi said that they’ve invested “a double digit million amount” to set up the motor production facility.

Audi Hungaria installed the production equipment within a year with close cooperation from the technology center in Győr. The current production capacity is approximately 400 electric motors each day and can be gradually increased. Since the motors are being produced mostly by robots, only about 100 people work at the facility, and Audi plans to add 30 more employees by the end of the year.

The electric motor from Győr offers some new features. With the stator – one of the core components of the motor – the aim is to insert as much of the thin enameled copper wire as possible into the casing: the tighter the winding, the more efficient the power delivery. The winding and inserting center at the facility makes it possible to wind the optimal amount of enameled copper wire compactly into the casing.

Audi-Hungaria-electric-motors_2The finished electric motor is then transported around the facility in this futuristic driverless vehicle.

In true quattro tradition, the Audi e-tron SUV has two electric motors, one for each axle. Read more about the Audi e-tron here. Check out its interiors here.

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