Electric cars in Malta
Electric cars in Malta

Audi is moving towards the future of its production of fully electrified cars at a fast and steady pace. As the production of its first electric car, the E-TRON, approaches, the German manufacturer has dedicated at its plant in Valletta - Malta an entire division exclusively and entirely to the manufacture and development of electric motors, in preparation to support its future models.

According to a press release issued by the company, the German manufacturer opened the production line on Tuesday 24 July in Valletta, northern Hungary. The mark has specialized its Malta branch for that alone. For what he contributed to its growth and global leadership over the past 25 years.

Following in the footsteps of the world's auto industry leaders, such as Tesla, BMW, Renault and others, this step came from Audi, marking the beginning of a new era with electric cars

Audi stated that at present, 100 fully trained employees and workers are working in its new department to produce 400 electric motors per day, with daily production gradually increasing with the increase in employment to more than 130 by the end of this year.

As for the engines under production, Audi is working to use the largest amount of tightly packed copper wires to increase the efficiency of its power delivery and thus its performance. The motors will have a separate electronic control unit, gears and axles connecting them to the wheels, and there will be two different systems for each axle; Front and rear are Audi's next-generation quattro all-wheel-drive system.

In addition to the production line, Audi Malta has dedicated three platforms for load testing and load bearing.

It is reported that Audi Malta produced 1,965,165 engines last year, at an average of 9,000 engines per day, which varied between six petrol and three diesel engines, with capacities ranging from 86 hp to 639 hp, making it one of the largest producers of engines in the world.