Nov 18, 2022 - 07:19 pm
VW plant produces 7,100 electric cars in one week
Volkswagen’s electric car plant in Zwickau set a production record in the week from 7 to 11 November when 7,100 electric cars were produced, more than in any previous week. This means that the plant is close to reaching its maximum capacity.
Jul 15, 2022 - 02:43 pm
VW launches HPC park with 2nd life batteries in Zwickau
Volkswagen has commissioned a fast-charging park at its electric car plant in Zwickau, which draws a large part of its energy from a so-called Power Storage Container (PSC). In future, the solution will also be used in residential areas, for example, as no medium-voltage transformer needs to be set up for the HPC.
Jun 13, 2022 - 12:28 pm
VW resumes three shift operations in Zwickau
Volkswagen resumed three-shift operations at its MEB plant in Zwickau on Monday. With the start of the Ukraine war, production had been interrupted for around three weeks in March due to disrupted supply chains before restarting on a reduced scale.
Mar 28, 2022 - 12:02 pm
VW restarts MEB production in Zwickau
Production of the MEB models at the VW plant in Zwickau has started again – a few days earlier than planned. Production of the MEB SUV Skoda Enyaq in the Czech Republic, on the other hand, will be paused for a little longer, which will also affect the order availability of some variants.
Mar 25, 2022 - 01:04 pm
VW postpones launching the ID.5 due to war in Ukraine
Volkswagen has confirmed that the ongoing production stop at its EV factory in Zwickau will also affect the ID.5 electric SUV. The new MEB car was slated to launch at the beginning of April, but the factory is missing parts that usually come from Ukraine.
Mar 18, 2022 - 01:54 pm
VW delays MEB production in Zwickau until April
Volkswagen’s electric car plant in Zwickau will not resume production until the beginning of April. The reason for this is the lack of cable harnesses from Ukraine, which could not be delivered due to Russia’s invasion of the neighbouring country.
Mar 1, 2022 - 02:56 pm
War in Ukraine halts electric car supply chains
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has a devastating impact on the local population and is also affecting global supply chains. Missing parts are bringing assembly lines in Germany, the UK and the Czech Republic to a standstill.
Jan 27, 2022 - 03:39 pm
VW launches series production of the ID.5 in Zwickau
VW has now officially started production of the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX in Zwickau and has thus completed the transformation of the vehicle plant into a pure electric car plant, as announced last November. The 2022 production will exceed the 180,000 electric cars VW made here last year.
Dec 9, 2021 - 05:05 pm
VW concludes planning round – Diess stays
Volkswagen has decided to further electrify its European locations as part of its new planning round. 89 billion euros will be invested in future technologies such as electromobility and digitalisation alone over the next five years.
Nov 30, 2021 - 12:27 pm
Audi considers opening extra plant for the Q4 e-tron
According to a media report, Audi wants to build its Q4 e-tron electric SUV, which is produced in Zwickau, in Brussels from November 2022 due to high demand. The final decision will be made at the VW planning meeting on 9 December.
Nov 15, 2021 - 05:15 pm
Volkswagen halts production due to chip shortage
At Volkswagen Saxony, the assembly lines are at a standstill this week. Due to a lack of semiconductors, about 5,000 vehicles will not be built in Zwickau and Dresden. This includes vehicles from the VW brand, but also Audi and Cupra.
Sep 28, 2021 - 04:16 pm
Cupra starts manufacturing the Born in Germany
Cupra is now starting series production of its first all-electric Born model at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. With the sales launch in November, Cupra will introduce a new sales strategy with the agency model. In addition, customers will have the option of purchasing the Born by subscription.
May 5, 2021 - 04:24 pm
Volkswagen’s Emden factory on time for BEV production
VW has provided an update on the conversion of the Emden plant for the production of MEB electric cars, which started in July 2020. Completion is scheduled for the first half of 2022, with EV volume production to begin with the ID.4. VW has also confirmed other models, including an electric estate.
Mar 23, 2021 - 12:09 pm
Audi launches serial production of the Q4 e-tron
Audi has started production of the Audi Q4 e-tron at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. The production model is to be fully unveiled in mid-April, with deliveries in the European markets then scheduled to start in summer 2021.
Feb 25, 2021 - 03:53 pm
Volkswagen to introduce third shift in Zwickau plant
Volkswagen plans to introduce a third shift at its MEB plant in Zwickau from mid-April. This will enable around 1,400 vehicles to be built per day from the summer onwards. Currently production capacity stands around 800 electric cars. Volkswagen Saxony is also getting a new CEO.
Feb 16, 2021 - 12:15 pm
Pre-series VW ID.5 production kicks-off in Germany
It has been an open secret for some time that VW would soon be launching a coupé offshoot of the ID.4, the ID.5, after the ID.3 and VW ID.4. Now VW brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter has confirmed that the coupé SUV, which will also be built in Zwickau, will be launched in the second half […]
Nov 30, 2020 - 06:30 pm
VW transports batteries to Zwickau by train
According to Volkswagen, “green battery logistics” have been put into operation for the MEB plant in Zwickau. Transporting the batteries by rail is expected to save around 11,000 tons of CO2 per year compared to truck transport.
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.
Aug 20, 2020 - 12:30 pm
VW ID.4 production kicks-off in Zwickau
Production of the VW ID.4 has kicked-off at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, Saxony today. VW thus starts serially making the e-SUV before officially launching it at the end of September. Germany is just the start of the production cycle with plants in China and the US to follow closely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aug 29, 2019 - 04:58 pm
VW readies Emden plant for MEB electric vehicles
While the preparations for the start of production of the VW ID.3 in Zwickau are in full swing, the necessary financial resources amounting to 1 billion euros for the extensive transformation of the Emden location into an MEB plant have now been finally made available.
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.
Jul 23, 2019 - 01:34 pm
VW: First ID.3 production line ready by August
Starting from August, the first of two assembly lines for the production of Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. models will be ready to go in Zwickau. The body shop, paint shop, assembly and infrastructure have all been extensively modernised and renewed.