Volkswagen will build small EV family in Slovakia
Volkswagen Group will build its new small electric-car family in Slovakia.
According to German business paper Handelsblatt, the Group has picked its factory in Bratislava, where the automaker currently builds the VW Up, Škoda Citigo and Seat Mii, as the production site for the EVs, which the automaker aims to sell for less than 20,000 euros.
Volkswagen said in March that its Seat brand will lead development of the cars.
The small EVs will use a shortened version of Group's MEB architecture. They will be subcompact-sized at about 4,000 mm (1,575 inches) long. The cars will be sold by the VW, Seat and Škoda brands and are expected to launch in 2022.
VW Group plan annual production of 200,000 units for the cars, which will replace the battery-powered variants of the Up, Citigo and Mii.