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Angela Merkel was a witness today, on 4th of November, when Volkswagen finally entered the age of e-mobility. In the presence of the German Chancellor and Volkswagen CEO Herbert, the first ID.3 production vehicle rolled off the assembly line in Zwickau, in the Free State of Saxony.

Chancellor Angela Merkel next to the first ID.3 from series production
VIP opening guests (from left to right): Jens Rothe, Chairman of the Works Council of Fahrzeugwerk Zwickau; Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess, German Chancellor Angela Merkel; Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer; Volkswagen Supervisory Board Chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch; Bernd Osterloh, Chairman of Volkswagen Group Works Council
Chancellor Angela Merkel: "Zwickau is the flagship of the change to e-mobility and therefore a pillar of the future of the German automotive industry"
Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess: "The future belongs to electric driving."
Chancellor Merkel with Bernd Osterloh, Carl Hahn, Hans Dieter Pötsch and Herbert Diess (from left to right).
Story: "The age of e-mobility begins"
From the battery cell to the drive: the assembly of the battery system in the MEB platform.
Volkswagen plant Zwickau
On its way to a modern, completely CO2-neutral production of e-cars: Zwickau factory in the Free State of Saxony.
Volkswagen Group Components supplies many parts and components to Zwickau for the manufacture of the ID.3: from the front and rear axles, steering system, brakes and battery system to the complete electric drive.

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