The body shop is the first station in the production cycle of the new Audi e tron. This is where the unique design of the first fully electric Audi model gets its shape, as a wide variety of single metal parts are combined with modern materials such as aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel. The production process in the body shop is very complex and highly sophisticated. It involves the use of a multitude of joining technologies, such as welding, soldering, clinching or gluing, in which continuous robotic inline geometry checks are performed, in addition to constant manual quality checks.
The finished body of an Audi e-tron counts more than 3.200 welding points, 30 meters of weld seams and 72 meters of high performance industrial glue. These and many other process steps take place in a highly automated production area including more than 430 robots and 410 conveyor belts. All these processes are supported by an experienced team of 300 people that produce the Audi e-tron in two shifts. These collaborators maintain the different installations, fit body parts together and guarantee the requested quality standards of the car in the construction of the bodywork.