VWCV gets Hanover plant ready to make electrified vans
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has used the summer break at its Hanover plant to revamp for producing the new Multivan and purely electric ID.Buzz in Germany from 2022. In short, Hanover is preparing for the future models of the Bulli family that sees increasing electrification.
In addition to the facelifted T-6.1 models also known as Bulli currently coming off the assembly line in Hanover, the new Multivan as a combustion engine and hybrid and then the all-electric ID.Buzz will go into series production at the plant from next year.
During the three-week production break and in an additional week of reduced production, VWCV has implemented more than 500 measures, including several robots for further automation and digitalisation of production. With a view to the new models from 2021 and 2022, the manufacturer has, among other things, set up and commissioned systems for the new Multivan in the body shop, paint shop and assembly of the T production. Also, the Amarok in the body shop, paint shop and assembly were removed to make room for manufacturing future parts of the ID.Buzz.