Audi EV Plant Begins Construction

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Audi has begun the construction of a plant in China to capitalize on the booming market there for electric vehicles. The factory, set to come online by the end of 2024, will be dedicated to producing models based on Audi’s new Premium Platform Electric architecture designed for EVs, the company said. Audi is building the plant in the northeast city of Changchun, bidding to ramp up EV output in the world’s biggest EV market. The project will include the construction of an adjacent facility to assemble high-voltage batteries, Audi said.

The Changchun plant will be capable of producing more than 150,000 vehicles a year, with the first three models to be marketed under Audi’s A6 e-Tron and Q6 e-Tron series, the company added without divulging additional details on the models. The EV factory will be operated by a newly established EV partnership between Audi, its parent company Volkswagen Group and China FAW Group Corp.

Audi already produces four EV models in China, all crossovers: The e-Tron and battery versions of the Q4 and the elongated Q2 are built at VW Group’s joint venture with FAW, while the battery-powered variant of the Q5 is assembled at the German group’s partnership with SAIC Motor Corp. Audi was the third-best-selling luxury brand in China in the first quarter, after BMW and Mercedes, although deliveries slipped 22 per cent to 161,600 in the period. Audi didn’t break out specific EV sales numbers for China.

- Advertisement -

Audi is not the only major global luxury brand accelerating EV production in China. BMW last month opened a new assembly plant in the northeast China city of Shenyang along with local partner Brilliance Automobile Holdings Group Co. That factory, BMW’s third production facility in the city, will produce fully electric vehicles only. BMW’s new plant represents an investment of $2.24 billion. In February, the German automaker raised its stake in BMW Brilliance to 75 per cent from 50 per cent. The joint venture assembles vehicles only for the BMW brand.

Tesla and Chinese automakers such as BYD dominate China’s booming EV market, with sales more than doubling from a year ago. Meanwhile, legacy automakers that have relied on the internal combustion engine for decades, such as General Motors and Volkswagen Group, are falling behind in the market. Nearly a quarter of the cars sold in China in the first five months of this year were battery-powered, according to data from the China Association of Automotive Manufacturers.


 

- Advertisement -

Related Artcles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Captcha verification failed!
CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!

Exclusive

“Automotive And Medical Will Adopt More Printed Electronics”

0
The automotive industry is experiencing a revolution. But is this revolution limited to the evolution of powertrains? Salil Musale, MD, Naxona (Astarc Group), chats...

Infineon And Amkor Forge Partnership To Boost Semiconductor Manufacturing In Europe

0
With operations set to commence in the first half of 2025, this alliance represents a significant stride in advancing the region's semiconductor manufacturing resilience...

“Alternatives To All Chinese Electronics Components Exist”

0
What is the difference between outsourcing electronics manufacturing to third parties and sourcing electronics built from scratch from third parties? Ishwar Kumhar, CEO of...

Buzz

Ather Energy Eyes Expansion Into Motorcycle Market

0
The new motorcycle from Ather is rumoured to be more powerful than its 450 series e-scooters. Recently, officials from Ather revealed that the company is...

Alfa Romeo Unveils Its First Electric Vehicle

0
Italian automaker unveils the Milano urban SUV, the successor to the Giulietta, offering a choice between mild-hybrid petrol or electric power. Alfa Romeo has unveiled...

Zypp Electric Makes Changes In Its Leadership With 4 New Appointments

0
Ricky Singh has been named Senior Vice President of E2W Operations, Sudhir Sharma as Senior Vice President of Finance, and Sudipto Shome as Vice...

Important Sectors

“Automotive And Medical Will Adopt More Printed Electronics”

0
The automotive industry is experiencing a revolution. But is this revolution limited to the evolution of powertrains? Salil Musale, MD, Naxona (Astarc Group), chats...

Ather Energy Eyes Expansion Into Motorcycle Market

0
The new motorcycle from Ather is rumoured to be more powerful than its 450 series e-scooters. Recently, officials from Ather revealed that the company is...

Alfa Romeo Unveils Its First Electric Vehicle

0
Italian automaker unveils the Milano urban SUV, the successor to the Giulietta, offering a choice between mild-hybrid petrol or electric power. Alfa Romeo has unveiled...

Zypp Electric Makes Changes In Its Leadership With 4 New Appointments

0
Ricky Singh has been named Senior Vice President of E2W Operations, Sudhir Sharma as Senior Vice President of Finance, and Sudipto Shome as Vice...

Tresa Motors Launches Version 0.2 Of Its Electric Truck

0
The VO.2 is designed to offer a cost-effective and environmentally friendly logistics solution, boasting a powerful Axial Flux Motor, a quick 20-minute charge time,...

Manufacturing

Tesla Starts Making Cars In Germany For India Exports This Year

0
A Tesla team is set to visit India this month to scout locations for a car manufacturing plant, with an estimated investment of around...
Sona Comstar

Sona Comstar Earns Second PLI Certification For Electric Two-Wheeler Hub Motor

0
In 2021, the government launched a five-year output-linked incentive scheme with a budget of Rs 25,938 crore to enhance local production of advanced automotive...

Valeo Launches ADAS Component Plant In Korea

0
The Valeo Daegu plant, now producing parking assistant sensors, is set to be a major Asian hub for autonomous driving sensors, gearing up for...

Indian Oil & Panasonic Energy To Make Li-ion Cells In India

0
The companies have signed a term sheet to establish a framework for a joint venture to manufacture cylindrical lithium-ion cells in India, anticipating growing...

BYD Delays Vietnam EV Factory Plans

0
Vietnam's government announced in May that BYD plans to construct a facility for manufacturing and assembling electric cars in Phu Tho, a northern Vietnamese...