2. Current production
- Four models (incl. derivatives):
Volkswagen Golf / Golf Variant, Touran, Tiguan and Seat Tarraco.
- The production of the ID.3(limited production) and of the new Tiguan will begin in the fall of 2023.
3. The world’s largest single car manufacturing complex
- The heart of the Volkswagen brand is located on the Mittelland Canal between Hannover and Magdeburg: The Wolfsburg plant is the headquarters of Volkswagen Passenger Cars and is the world’s largest single car manufacturing complex.
- The factory halls take up a surface area of 1.6 square kilometers.
- The network of roads has a total length of 75 kilometers, with an additional 60 kilometers of railway tracks.
Future: transformation to e-mobility
- The start of production of the ID.3 will mark the first time that Volkswagen’s MEB platform has been used in Wolfsburg. The new assembly line created for this purpose can produce MQB (internal combustion engine) and MEB (electric) simultaneously on one line – flexibly based on the order itself.
- In the process, the transformation from internal combustion engines to e-mobility in Wolfsburg will be gradually and smoothly integrated into ongoing production operations.
- Following the ramp-up of ID.3 production, an additional all-electric model in the high-volume compact SUV segment is to come off the line in Wolfsburg.
- The millions of euros being invested in the plant are creating a long-term future for the VW location in Wolfsburg.
- The work world is also changing as part of the transformation: The production workforce will undergo e-mobility training in the future.
- The transformation will provide employees with an opportunity to expand their base of knowledge and grow personally.
4. Technical Development
- Technical Development (TD) at Wolfsburg represents one of the largest development centers in the automotive industry.
- 11,500 highly qualified employees shape the mobility of the future: electrification, digitalization and automated driving.
5. Commitment to sustainability / environmental protection
- Reducing the environmental impact at the Wolfsburg plant caused by production by 38.1% compared with 2010 by 2025.
- Continuous increases of energy efficiency at the headquarters of 2% per year (since 2019)
- Key measures:
35,000 MWh energy measures per year
Reduction of base load to <45 MW
Initiatives like “No Plastic”
Power plant to be equipped with high-efficiency gas turbines starting in 2024
- The two cogeneration plants operated in Wolfsburg by Volkswagen AG not only generate power and heat for the Volkswagen plant, but also heat for the city of Wolfsburg.
- In addition, together with the cogeneration plant at Kassel and the compact cogeneration plant at Brunswick, the Wolfsburg power plants supply electricity for the plants at Salzgitter, Brunswick, Emden, Hanover and Kassel.
- Volkswagen is currently planning to thoroughly modernize the two major power plants owned and operated by the company in Wolfsburg and to change them over from coal to natural gas operation. The total investment will be about €400 million.
- Commissioning is due to take place by the end of the first quarter of 2024 at the latest.
- The high-efficiency gas turbines for the Wolfsburg power plants will reduce CO2 emissions for power and heat generation permanently by about 60% (1.5 million metric tons) per year.
- This roughly equals the amount of CO2 emitted by 870,000 cars powered by internal combustion engines during the same period.