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11/13/18
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Car city Zwickau: From Horch to e-mobility

Zwickau has been considered the cradle of the Saxon automotive industry for 114 years. By 2020, the Volkswagen Group will develop the site to become Europe’s largest competence center for electromobility. A chronicle.

Car city Zwickau: From Horch to e-mobility
The one millionth Volkswagen from Saxony is celebrated in July 1999.
Placing the cornerstone of the new automobile plant on September 26, 1990: Then Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl.
August Horch, founder of the Saxon automotive industry
1990: In the newly-built production halls within the now former Sachsenring works in Mosel alongside the Trabant …
… the first Polo rolls off the assembly line.
February 15, 1991: The first Golf roll off the assembly line.
July 23, 1992: The first Golf MK III is being finished.
August 1994: The 250,000th car rolls off the assembly line.
October 1995: The factory voluntarily strives to attain its ecological certification according to EU standard. In 1996 the European Environment Certificate is awarded.
December 1996: Farewell to the third generation Golf.
The one millionth Volkswagen from Saxony to roll off the Zwickau assembly line is celebrated in July 1999.
Phaeton bodies were built in Zwickau from 2001 until 2016.
Since 2001, Zwickau plant also produces bodies for Bentley. Production of Bentayga (1) bodies started in 2016.
Bodies of Lamborghini Urus (2) are being build since 2017.

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