VW to produce 1,500 EVs daily in Zwickau plant in Saxony
Volkswagen released further details about its planned EV production in Zwickau in Germany’s federal state of Saxony. Thus, by 2020, the German carmaker wants 1,500 EVs based on the I.D. and I.D. Crozz to roll off the lines daily for VW, Seat and Audi.
By summer 2019, initially one of two production lines in Zwickau shall be completely modified to manufacture the I.D. with operation kick-off planned end-2019. By modifying and starting also the second production line in 2020, VW is going to run its Zwickau site exclusively as electric mobility plant. The carmaker states that it targets a production output of all in all 1,500 EVs daily.
Just recently, Volkswagen has announced to create a separate Board of Management division for electric mobility due to start operation at February, 1st. Head of the division will be Thomas Ulbrich, who was before responsible for Production and Logistics of the Volkswagen brand. The newly created division will be in charge of VW’s electric mobility series, first and foremost of the production of vehicles on the new MEB platform. Moreover, Ulbrich and his team will be responsible for the development of the group’s EV competence centre in Zwickau.
Moreover, in its ‘Gläserne Manufaktur’ (situated in Saxony as well), VW produced roughly 5,350 VW e-Golf until the turn of the year. By April, this number shall significantly rise, given the fact that the carmaker will introduce a second shift to step up the e-Golf production. The Gläserne Manufaktur is a production plant of Volkswagen that features a stunning design created by architect Gunter Henn. Opened in 2002, it is situated in Dresden, the capital of Germany’s federal state of Saxony.
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