Volkswagen will make Zwickau the most efficient electric car factory in Europe
Volkswagen is continuing its electric offensive by gradually creating the construction capacity needed to produce more than 1 million electric cars globally per year since 2025.
The Group's largest and most efficient electric car production plant will be build in Zwickau, Germany.
The conversion of production lines started in the summer of 2018, the first of the two shifts will be modified step by step until the production of the ID., in November 2019 will start, while the second line will be modified following the same procedure by the end of 2020 and will start operating within the same year.
The maximum production capacity will increase from the current 1,350 to 1,500 vehicles a day, which will be reached from 2021.
In the future, up to 330,000 electric vehicles will be assembled in this factory more than any other production plant of the Volkswagen Group.
The Golf Sedan and Variant are currently being produced in Zwickau. At the end of 2019 the start of production of the ID. is scheduled, the first Volkswagen model based on the MEB electric modular platform.
As a result of the development, six electric models of three Group brands will be produced at the plant starting from 2021.
The 7,700 workers in Zwickau are prepared for the new technology through an extensive training campaign: all employees are already participating in events on electric mobility and 3,000 members of the teams are completing specific training dedicated to new production.
In total, Zwickau workers will carry out approximately 13,000 training days by the end of 2019.