Audi Leaves Its Mark In The Global E-Mobility Race With Next-Gen E-Engines - VIDEO REPORT

Audi Leaves Its Mark In The Global E-Mobility Race With Next-Gen E-Engines - VIDEO REPORT

Audi Hungaria announced the launch of yet another electric set of engines. The next-gen engines to be made on future production lines worth EUR 300 million will be built in economy cars of the group to meet heavy market demand. 500 employees will work due to the new production lines. The investment improves Hungary's position on the global automotive landscape to a large extent.

The anticipated so-called MEB ECO powertrains will be used in the economy e-cars of Volkswagen Group. Production is scheduled to start in 2025 in Győr for which purpose a production area of multiple production lines will be built.

We are pleased to have the third largest electric battery production capacity in the world, but we can now move forward at an even higher level in the production process as we are working to create large capacities in every area of electromobility in Hungary; after electric batteries, the focus is now on electric motors,

said Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Having a new product also entails new competences since by increasing manufacturing depth the plate package and the rotor, both needed for the electric powertrain, will also be made by staff in Győr; later on performance electronics will be manufactured there as well. All that will allow the company to expand know how.

In line with the transformation of the automotive industry, it is essential for us also to transform our business model and product portfolio to maintain and further strengthen our competitiveness and provide long-term jobs for our employees. With our forward-looking products and competence-based services, we will continue to play an important role in the Volkswagen Group and contribute to Hungary's successes in the new era of the automotive industry,

Alfons Dintner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria said.

Mr. Dintner added that Audi Hungaria shouldn't be conceived solely as a manufacturer but rather a service provider relying on the solid expertise of employees that provides high added value and actively shapes future mobility.

The production of the MEB ECO powertrain family will be the next major step in the transformation of our powertrain manufacturing. Until the start of series production, we will train our employees in the new technology and help them acquire the competences needed to produce the new parts,

Robert Buttenhauser, Member of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria for Powertrain Production concluded.