This sunny November Monday at the Zwickau plant was a historic one - as the guest list at the ceremony already showed: When the first ID.31 production vehicle rolled off the assembly line at around 11.30 a.m. and was presented to the general media public, not only Group CEO Dr. Herbert Diess and Supervisory Board Chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch were present, but also Chancellor Angela Merkel and Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer, Kretschmer's predecessors Kurt Biedenkopf and Stanislaw Tillich as well as Carl Hahn, today 93 years old, who was Volkswagen's CEO from 1982 to 1993 and was responsible for starting Volkswagen production in Saxony in 1990. They all had one thing in common: today marked a big step for Zwickau. For Volkswagen. But also for the entire automotive industry.
Zwickau: flagship of e-mobility
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.