Audi suspends e-tron production for several daysFebruary 22, 2020
The German automaker ran into problems in the supply chain of components for its electric car.
Audi was forced to cease production of its flagship e-tron electric car at the Brussels plant in Belgium for several days due to unnamed supply chain problems. Earlier, we heard that the German manufacturer had some limitations that not only prevented plans to increase productivity, but even threatened the further production of the model.
An Audi representative confirmed this information, but did not specify the reason. Many suspect that the reason was the limitation of the supply of lithium-ion batteries from the LG Chem factory in Poland.
Already in January it was reported that the production of Audi e-tron will be reduced in the first quarter of 2020. It was thought that there were problems with the production of the battery cells, as the problems particularly affected the supplier of LG Chem. In an earlier report by l’Echo, in particular, Audi suspended the production of battery cars at night.
Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz had such a problem with battery supplies from the LG Chem factory. On the other hand, Renault has just set a new record for electric car sales – also using LG Chem batteries.
Most of the concerns regarding the production of the Audi e-tron are caused by the fact that the company may have problems showing the second model – Audi e-tron Sportback.
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