Porsche and Audi are planning to expand their production capacities even before the market launch of their first electric car models due to the high demand. Porsche even speaks of doubling their output of the all-electric Taycan and to expand to another facility on top. ++ Kindly also see the update below ++ Instead of the 20,000 units previously planned, Porsche wants to produce 40,000 Taycans per year at its new plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Since Porsche capacities in Zuffenhausen would be exhausted at 40,000, a second location may soon become necessary. The Porsche plant in Leipzig has the best chances of being required to ramp up production, according to a report by Automotive News . Audi is also apparently planning to increase capacity at the Brussels plant in 2020 due to high demand for their e-Tron. “Demand for the e-Tron is developing positively. For this reason, we are constantly reviewing our production capacities and adapting them to the market situation if necessary,” Audi Brussels Managing Director Patrick Danau informed Automobilwoche . For now, this would mean a production increase from 20 to 24 vehicles produced per hour from 2020. With 20 cars per hour in two-shift operation and […]

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