Audi has started the series production of the Audi e-tron GT, the brand’s most powerful electric vehicle at the Neckarsulm site. The Neckarsulm site had already been a focus site for plug-in hybrids, boasting the highest density of electrified models at Audi with the plug-in and mild hybrid versions of the A6, A7 and A8. The Audi e-tron GT, is the brand’s first fully electric car to be built at a German production site.
At the Böllinger Höfe, passion meets precision, innovation and sustainability: Series production of the fully electric-powered Audi e-tron GT is getting underway there. High performance and environmental awareness go hand-in-hand here. With 100 percent eco-electricity and heat from regenerative sources, production is net carbon-neutral. The resource-conserving vehicle production process also avoids paper and packaging, uses aluminum and polymer closed loops, and in a first for a new Audi model was planned without any physical prototypes at all.
The Audi e-tron Gran Turismo’s entire production process at the Böllinger Höfe is net carbon-neutral. In early 2020, the entire Neckarsulm site began using exclusively eco-electricity. A combined heat-and-power plant fired with biogas provides the heat required for production at the Bölllinger Höfe. Audi uses carbon credits from certified climate protection projects to offset emissions that currently cannot be avoided using renewable sources of energy.
High quality, high performance and a passion for detail have always been distinctive features of the Böllinger Höfe. The Audi R8 has been built at the Böllinger Höfe plant since 2014. The sports car craft-scale production facility, which is part of the Audi Neckarsulm site, was expanded, upgraded and retooled in 2019 for the integration of the e-tron GT. The two most powerful and fastest series-production Audi models ever are manufactured here. “The production of two technically completely different cars on one assembly line is unique within the Group,” says Production Head Wolfgang Schanz. “Integration of the fully electric, four-door coupe transformed our small-series production facility at Audi Böllinger Höfe into a highly flexible, high-tech production facility that nevertheless retains its craft-scale character.” Customers will be able to place their orders for the fully electric Audi e-tron Gran Turismo shortly after the world premiere early next year.