Key facts on the Zwickau plant and the transformation
Major transformation: this will be the world’s first major car factory to be fully transformed from 100 percent internal combustion engines to 100 percent electric drive systems.
No compromises: at Zwickau, only electric cars based on the modular electric toolkit MEB are to be produced in the future.
330,000 vehicles per year: with a production capacity of 330,000 vehicles per year, Zwickau is to be the Group’s largest, highest-performance electric car plant.
Climate protection: The production of the ID. will be carbon neutral. Zwickau is committed to using green electricity produced by hydropower plants.
Pioneering plant: Zwickau will be a pioneer for the transformation of production. Volkswagen’s electric car production network will continue to grow.
Start in one year: the compact ID. will roll off the production line at Zwickau from the end of 2020. In future, the plant will produce six electric models of three Group brands.
Factory of the future: with highly advanced production systems and innovative production technologies, the vision of an intelligent, networked factory will gradually be realized at Zwickau.
High-voltage training: in 13,000 training days, the team at Zwickau will be prepared for the production of the ID. family and the handling of high-voltage power.
Made in Germany: in addition to Zwickau, five other Volkswagen plants will be involved in the development and production of the ID.