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  • Transformation of Zwickau to a pure e-car plant is right on schedule
  • Production of the ID.3 will start as scheduled at the end of the year
  • Preparations for start-up will enter pivotal phase in mid-June
  • Volkswagen CEO Diess: “Zwickau can become a model for transformation in our industry.”

Conversion of the vehicle factory in Zwickau to the largest production site for electric mobility in Europe is right on schedule. The members of Volkswagen’s Group and Brand Boards of Management, as well as the Group Works Council, were able to see that for themselves at today’s site symposium for all three locations in Saxony held at Zwickau. The focus was on preparations for start-up of the new ID.3 and building the expertise required for that. More than 200 pre-production vehicles of the ID.3 have already been manufactured successfully. The first ID. production vehicles are to roll off the assembly line at the end of 2019. Only e-cars will be built at Zwickau by the end of 2020 – up to 1,500 a day for Volkswagen and other Group brands.

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Dr. Carsten Krebs
Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH, Head of Corporate Communications
Tel. +49-351-420-4245
Dr. Gunter Sandmann
Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH
Tel. +49 (0) 375 / 55-2820