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11/15/18
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Volkswagen to make Zwickau vehicle plant Europe’s top-performing electric car factory

Volkswagen to make Zwickau vehicle plant Europe’s top-performing electric car factory
  • First complete transformation of a major car factory from internal combustion engines to e-mobility in the world
  • Production capacity: 330,000 electric cars per year
  • Zwickau to be the nucleus for the roll-out of the global electric production network
  • Climate protection: Volkswagen to start carbon-neutral production of the ID. in Zwickau at the end of 2019
  • Thomas Ulbrich, Board Member for E-Mobility: “With our electric cars we want to make a substantial contribution to climate protection. The ID.1) will be a model for sustainable mobility.”

The Volkswagen brand is moving forward with its electric offensive and gradually creating the production capacity needed for building more than 1 million electric cars per year throughout the world from 2025. The Group’s largest and highest-performance electric car plant is currently being created in Zwickau: in future, up to 330,000 electric models per year are to roll off the production line there – more than at any other plant of the Volkswagen Group. As the first high-volume automaker in the world, Volkswagen is therefore converting an entire plant from the internal combustion engine to e-mobility. Currently, the Golf and Golf Estate are produced at Zwickau. At the end of 2019, in slightly more than a year, the production of the ID., Volkswagen’s first electric model based on the new modular electric toolkit (MEB), is due to start at Zwickau. In the final stage of development, six electric models of three Group brands are to be produced at the plant from 2021 onwards.

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Volkswagen is actively promoting its electric offensive, thus creating global production capacities for one million electric cars. The center of the transformation is Zwickau in Saxony

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