The Wolfsburg plant is the Volkswagen Group’s main plant and one of the world’s biggest automobile manufacturing facilities. It currently produces the following Volkswagen models: Golf, Golf GTE, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf Variant, Tiguan, Tiguan R, Tiguan eHybrid, Touran, SEAT Tarraco, SEAT Tarraco e-HYBRID It also makes components such as injection-molded parts or drive shafts. Immediately adjacent to the Volkswagen is the Autostadt. This experience and competence center provides information about the development of automobility as well as the history and value of the Group brands. More than 35 million people have visited the Autostadt since it opened in 2000.
Wolfsburg plant: Volkswagen will train 22,000 production employees for e-mobility by 2025Europe’s largest car manufacturing complex is launching a retraining campaign to train and develop production employees in e-mobility. The Volkswagen brand is thus forging ahead with converting its German plants to the production of electric vehicles. Following on from the Zwickau and Emden passenger car plants, the Wolfsburg factory will also become an electric vehicle factory over the next few years. This fundamental transformation is not only to be grounded in specialist training, but also has an emotional side: The Wolfsburg factory has opened an eMotionRoom where over the coming months 22.000 production employees can enjoy an entertaining experience of the transformation process from ICE to electric vehicles.
Volkswagen accelerating transformation of Wolfsburg plantVolkswagen is making the Wolfsburg site fit for the future: the brand will be making an initial investment of some €460 million in the main factory at the Group headquarters by the beginning of 2025. This was announced on Wednesday by CEO Thomas Schäfer during a works meeting in Wolfsburg. The investment is primarily earmarked for preparations to produce the new ID.3. The compact electric car will be leaving the assembly line in Wolfsburg from 2023 – initially in partial production, with full production slated from 2024. Ramp-up is due for completion by the end of 2025. The necessary training measures for the workforce are currently being prepared. Post-ID.3 ramp-up, a further all-electric model for the booming SUV segment is to boost Wolfsburg’s capacity utilization for EV production over the long term. The technical basis for the new model is the Modular Electric Drive System (MEB). Volkswagen’s e-car platform is to undergo substantial further development as the MEB+, thus becoming even more efficient.
The new ID.3 is ready and raring to goVolkswagen will be unveiling the new ID.3 to the public this coming spring. The second-generation ID.3 is set to be the latest chapter in the ID. family success story: To date, more than half a million ID. models – built on the basis of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) – have been delivered to customers around the world. Currently, the ID.3 is produced at the Zwickau and Dresden plants in Germany. However, the production network will be expanded next year to include the main Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg. This is in order to meet high levels of customer demand for the fully electric compact car.