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  • Pilot line for battery cells at the Volkswagen Group Center of Excellence in Salzgitter opened
  • Volkswagen is building up battery cell development and production know-how in Germany
  • Gigafactory under joint venture with Northvolt is to start production at same location in 2023/24 
  • In addition, pilot line for battery recycling to begin operating in 2020 
  • Volkswagen Group Board Member Dr. Stefan Sommer: “Volkswagen is swiftly and consistently moving forward with building up battery cell know-how in Germany.” 
  • Volkswagen Group Components CEO Thomas Schmall: “On track to becoming a globally leading producer of e-mobility components.”

The Volkswagen Group is setting benchmarks in the development, testing and production of cutting-edge battery cell technology in Germany. In Salzgitter (Lower Saxony) alone, over 1,000 jobs are to be created by 2023/24 for testing and producing battery cells – 300 at Volkswagen’s development center and pilot line, 700 in a joint venture between Northvolt and Volkswagen to build and operate a battery cell factory. Over one billion euros is to be invested in the Volkswagen Group’s battery cell activities over the same period.

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