Final week, the A4, A5, A6, and A7 noticed a whole manufacturing suspension. The A8 was down to at least one shift. In the meantime, the Bollinger manufacturing unit, residence of the R8 and e-tron GT, nonetheless stays unaffected by the chip scarcity. That is the excellent news. However, this is not the primary or in all probability the final time the posh model’s meeting strains will grind to a halt or run on a restricted capability.
The chip scarcity state of affairs is not anticipated to subside till someday subsequent 12 months on the earliest. Some business watchers predict it will not be till 2023 when issues get again to regular. Till then, automakers like Audi have to search out artistic workarounds.