Audi e-Tron delayed again because of batteries shortage

Audi is reportedly reducing its ambition for 2019 with now 45.000 units foreseen for 2019 – a little more than 10’000 less than initially scheduled.

The reason for that is that Audi is relying on a single supplier for its batteries:LG Chem and they are not delivering as planned and also at a higher price thanks to their dominant position.

Added to that, is also a shortage on electric motors, produced in house by Audi in Györ (Hungary), because of a recent strike that happened there.

Now the Brussel plant is only running 6 hours a day instead of 8 and the delivery time has gone up 2 months to 6/7 months.

Source: Brussels Times

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