Audi is increasing the production of A3 Sportback e-tron at its main plant in Ingolstadt. The plant is expected to come out with 50 cars on a daily basis. Audi AG Board of Management Member for Production Dr. Hubert Waltl revealed that the production of the A3 started last summer and with the integration of the assembly work to the line, there is no more need to separate the manufacture of the different parts.
Waltl adds that this shows not just the flexibility but also the efficiency of those who plan the production as well as its employees. Audi hopes that the A3 Sportback will change how people will view mobility.
The A3 Sportback is a five-door vehicle with a 1.4-liter engine and 75-kW electric motor. This combination allows the car to have a 204 horsepower output with a fuel consumption of 1.5 liters for every 100 kilometers.
The A3 can go as far as 50 kilometers on the electric motor alone and when coupled with the engine, can go an additional 890 kilometers. Waltl disclosed that the plant had initially increased its output to 30 cars per day before going up to 50 cars per day.
Audi hopes to increase the output in the near future. Ingolstadt plant head Peter Kössler shares that while the production of the new model was initially seen as a new challenge, the plant has adapted to this and even mastered it.