Audi commissioned a new progression and testing core for electric drive systems at it is Ingolstadt site this week C supplying the company with an best environment for advancement of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Around 840 employees will work here to help expand advance drive techniques, batteries and ability electronics C using hugely networked methods.
Audi invested approximately ?65 million in the new building over the past 2 years. The 14,000-square-meter (160,690-square-feet) building houses quite a few state-of-the-art test rigs, that may be used to test electric powered drive concepts. Spanning a total of several stories, engineers to start with test the individual factors, then simulate the particular interaction of get system, battery and power electronics, and finally assemble the entire drivetrain designed for testing. In the next screening phase, tests are manage with the complete automobile in the altitude sim chamber and the deep-freeze examining rig, subjecting a cars to various climatic conditions at 4,250 meters (13,779.Fifty three feet) in altitude and temperatures associated with -40C to +60C (-40F to +140F).
With the latest development and screening center for electrical drive systems, weve gotten to an important milestone on the way to e-mobility, said Michael Schlong, Audi Board Person for Technical Progression. Consolidating the employees involved in the progression process in one space allows solutions to be seen quickly and efficiently. The Mercedes?Q5?Hybrid will be unveiled in the market as early as buy. By the end of 2012, Hayundai will have a small level of R8 e-tron electric sports motor vehicles ready to hit the trail.
Audi is making continual investments in the future to experience its goal of marketing 1.5 , 000, 000 cars per year by 2015. Plans call for ?Two.2 billion to remain invested by Next year in fixed assets at the Audi Ingolstadt webpage alone. In addition, the organization will hire all-around 500 new people this year. Special focus is being placed on your promising areas of electromobility and lightweight construction.