Audi expands battery production in Germany

According to a media report, Audi plans to establish a production facility for battery modules alongside its German location at Böllinger Höfe. These modules are intended, among other uses, for the nearby vehicle plant in Neckarsulm. The “Automobilwoche,” citing company sources, reported this, and Audi later confirmed the information in essence. Specifically, up to 1,000 battery modules per day will be produced there for the future Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) of the Volkswagen Group.

“As part of the sites’ electrification, we plan to expand the depth of production. This includes, among other things, the production of batteries or battery modules,” said an Audi spokesperson. “A potentially suitable location for this is also the industrial area Böllinger Höfe in Heilbronn.”

Audi operates the Böllinger Höfe as a branch of the Neckarsulm plant. The local manufacturer has produced, for instance, the combustion-engine sports car R8, and the site was expanded several years ago for the production of the e-tron GT as part of an eMobility project. The report sees the end of R8 production as a positive sign for the employees, and the establishment of battery production is considered another positive development.