Tag: Saxony

Nov 19, 2020 - 12:36 pm

BMW puts 400 million euros into Munich plant

BMW announced that it would invest 400 million euros in a new vehicle assembly line for its main plant in Munich as they gear up for electric car production. For this, the company’s combustion engine production will have to make way.

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Nov 10, 2020 - 02:53 pm

VW electric cars now rolling off two lines in Zwickau

Volkswagen has now also converted the second production line at the Zwickau plant to the construction of MEB electric cars. The German carmaker converted hall 6 for this purpose within 13 weeks. Series production of the ID.4, which already began in August, will now take place in both Hall 5 and Hall 6.

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Oct 13, 2020 - 01:07 pm

Dräxlmaier tops out new battery plant in Leipzig

Automotive supplier Dräxlmaier celebrated the topping-out of a new plant for the production of high-voltage battery systems in Leipzig on Monday. The battery systems intended for the electric Macan will roll off the Porsche assembly line at Leipzig.

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Sep 23, 2020 - 04:17 pm

BMW to launch battery module mass production in 2021

BMW is now again expanding battery production in Germany. After BMW opened an e-drive competence centre in Germany and a battery centre in China at BMW Brilliance Automotive in the summer, the BMW plant in Leipzig will now be building battery modules from 2021.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 12:34 pm

BMW expands i3 production while VW looks to the e-Golf

In Germany, the increased purchase premium is boosting demand for electric cars. BMW and VW have now responded by expanding production of the i3 in Leipzig, while the VW e-Golf will continue to be built in Dresden until Christmas, contrary to initial plans.

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Jul 16, 2020 - 04:37 pm

VW adds charging stations to Transparent Factory site

Volkswagen’s so-called Transparent Factory in Dresden has expanded its car park charging infrastructure with 32 additional charging stations. The facility and showcase visitor centre now has 64 charging stations in operation, 36 of which are open to the public.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Porsche builds body shop for the E-Macan in Leipzig

The conversion of the Porsche plant in Leipzig for the production of the third generation of the now also electric Macan is on schedule despite the Corona crisis. The new body shop for Porsche’s latest e-SUV has now been completed from the outside.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 05:16 pm

VW testing first ID.3 electric cars with 150 employees

VW has started the employee fleet for the ID.3 at the vehicle plant in Zwickau, Germany. The first electric cars have now been handed over to test drivers from Zwickau for a stress test in everyday life. In terms of software, however, the test vehicles do not yet correspond to the targeted series status.

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Jun 12, 2020 - 03:00 pm

BMW stops making the i8 super hybrid for good

The last i8 to be made left the Leipzig BMW plant on Thursday. Production of the PHEV was actually supposed to end in mid-April. But since the factory was shut down because of the coronavirus crisis, the end of production was postponed to June.

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May 14, 2020 - 04:35 pm

VW opens their first ID. Store in Germany

Volkswagen has opened their first ID. Store in Dresden. The flexible ID. Stores are designed to give interested parties the opportunity to find out more about ID.3 and all about e-mobility at Volkswagen. But a pop-up concept is also planned.

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May 5, 2020 - 04:06 pm

Leipzig public transport goes electric

The Leipzig transport authority (LVB) has ordered their first electric buses for use in regular service and awarded the contract to the Dutch manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach. They are to supply 21 electric buses to Saxony by the end of this year.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 05:50 pm

Porsche opens 7MW charging park in Leipzig

Porsche is expanding high power charging infrastructure in central Germany with the opening of a new charging park called Porsche Turbo Charging in Leipzig. The park has a total capacity of seven megawatts drawn entirely from renewable energy.

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Feb 5, 2020 - 02:30 pm

11 Alstom battery-electric trains for Germany

In Germany, on behalf of two transit agencies, Alstom will manufacture, supply and maintain eleven Coradia Continental battery-electric trains for regional transport on the Leipzig-Chemnitz line by 2032. The order volume is worth around 100 million euros.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 02:01 pm

VW ID.4 to have its world premiere this spring

The ID.3, which is finally due to be launched this summer, will probably be followed by ID.4 already this year. Two media outlets now claim to know more details about Volkswagen’s first e-SUV – including the location and time of the world premiere.

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Jan 2, 2020 - 04:54 pm

Volkswagen adjusts their electric forecast upwards

Volkswagen is significantly raising its forecast for the production of electric vehicles: According to new plans, the strategic target of one million electric cars is to be reached by the end of 2023, two years earlier than previously planned. The Volkswagen company adjusted their plans to produce 1.5 million electric cars in 2025.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 01:24 pm

BMW wants to produce the i3 EV until 2024

Oliver Zipse had made it clear in October that BMW is planning something new with the i3 electric car until further notice. Now there’s also a hint for how long – and clearly beyond the premieres of the iNext and i4.

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Nov 18, 2019 - 03:03 pm

Volkswagen to build ID.3 electric car in Dresden

Following VW’s decision to build the first ID.3 electric car in Zwickau, nearby Dresden has been selected as the next assembly location in Germany. The first electric vehicles based on the MEB platform will roll out of the so-called Transparent Factory in autumn 2020.

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Nov 4, 2019 - 03:46 pm

The ID. 3 to lead Volkswagen’s “system change”

Volkswagen celebrated the production of the first produced ID.3 with a ceremony attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Zwickau plant is to become the largest electric car plant in Europe. At the same time, VW representatives called for a stronger commitment to the clean energy revolution.

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Oct 8, 2019 - 04:16 pm

Better range with silicon carbide chip from Bosch

Bosch plans to produce new silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors at its Reutlingen plant. The company says that, in comparison to regular silicon chips, SiC chips increase electrical conductivity and can push up an electric vehicle’s range by six per cent.

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Oct 7, 2019 - 02:09 pm

Audi Q4 e-tron concept to be made in Zwickau

Audi has just officially confirmed that the production model of the Audi Q4 e-tron concept will roll off production lines at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant. There are also indications that there could be a sportier version of the Q4 and a saloon among Audi’s other planned MEB models.

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Aug 22, 2019 - 06:17 pm

Volkswagen opens its first charging park

In Braunschweig, Germany, Volkswagen’s first employee charging park went into operation with 60 charging points. By 2025, 4,000 charging points are to be created at ten locations across Germany.

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Jul 30, 2019 - 01:38 pm

BMW loses appeal for more government funding

BMW is to receive fewer German government subsidies for the construction of the i3 and i8 at its Leipzig plant than it had applied for. The federal German government originally considered paying BMW 45 million euros, but the EU Commission only approved 17 million.

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Jul 16, 2019 - 02:09 pm

Siemens to set up hydrogen centre in Görlitz

Two years ago, the Siemens plant in Görlitz, Germany, was on the verge of collapse. Now Siemens, the State of Saxony and the Fraunhofer Institute have signed a declaration of intent to strengthen the site in the long term and support structural change in the region.

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Mar 12, 2019 - 06:50 pm

DE: Porsche to invest €600M to build electric Macan

Porsche has selected the plant in Leipzig for another push towards electrification. 600 million euros for what will be the fifth expansion of the site in Saxony, former East Germany, are to help Porsche to set course on manufacturing future electric models.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 03:16 pm

VW releases battery recycling details

The recently announced Volkswagen pilot plant for recycling electric car battery materials in Salzgitter, which will go into operation in 2020, is designed to initially produce 1,200 tonnes per year. The project in Salzgitter is to be followed by further recycling plants in the next few years.

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