In 2019, Audi sold about 26,000 E-Trons due to battery shortages. Audi is now facing a serious battery supply bottlenecks and has halted further production of the electric car.
Mainstream electric car manufacturers are facing serious problem in terms of batteries, unlike Tesla that has a vertical production plant and first mover advantage in smart electric vehicle production. While other electric vehicle manufacturers are making electric vehicles, Tesla is making intelligent electric vehicles that are capable of fully autonomous self-driving.
Audi isn’t the only major car manufacturer going through difficulties with EV batteries issues. Mercedes-Benz has delayed the U.S. introduction of its new E-Tron competitor, the EQC, by a year. While parent company Daimler denies that battery supply is to blame, both issues highlight the difficulty automakers have faced in scaling up production of new electric cars.
Bonus Video About Tesla Battery Technology:
Tesla is 6 years ahead of competitions according to findings by Nikkei last week. While other car manufacturers face difficulties with EV batteries, Tesla is gearing up for its battery day, set for April 24th. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised Tesla would soon have a million-mile battery, more than double what drivers can expect today.