Audi plans to move forward with its electric mobility venture with the development of a site in Belgium.
It seems the Audi production network is ready for electric mobility. Audi will produce a large series of electric cars in Brussels as of 2018. The facility in Belgium will focus on the development of e-tron Quattro concept vehicles.
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According to the Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, they are increasing their efficiency. In other words Audi is developing its international production network. The first purely electric-driven SUV from Audi will begin at the site in Brussels.
The Brussels plant will also produce its own batteries. Audi will also transfer production of the Audi A1 from Belgium to Martorell in Spain. Similarly the Audi Q3 will be transferred from Spain to Győr, Hungary.
The rotation of facilities will benefit the Audi global production network. According to Audi, the new model will enhance their production efficiency.
The new Audi model will allow them to utilize further synergies within the Volkswagen Group. The move at Audi will also protect jobs and promote the internationalization of the production network.
In 2018, Audi Brussels will exclusively produce the first battery-electric SUV. Previously the Audi e-tron quattro concept was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015.
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The concept is a clear indication of the final Audi EV production version. The Audi e-tron will be equipped with three electric motors and a high-capacity battery. Audi will work on offering maximum of sportiness, driving dynamics and efficiency with the concept.