Volkswagen made a major change to electric car production on Tuesday.
The factory in German Zwickau has become a clean electric car factory and will have a production capacity of 330,000 cars per year.
The beginning of production of full electrical identity. It is estimated as November 2019.
– The start of production of ID.1) over a period of 12 months, will point to the beginning of a new era for Volkswagen. In a press release, the executive director of Volkswagen Electric Mobility, Thomas Ulbrich, may be compared to the arrival of the first Bobla or the first golf.
Volkswagen invests approximately 1.2 billion euros (approximately 11.6 billion Norwegian kroner) in the restructuring of the Zwickau plant. The plan is that the factory will produce 1500 vehicles per day by the end of 2021.
The world-class automobile giant is to produce more than one million electric cars per year in 2025.
According to Volkswagen, this is the first conversion of an entire plant from internal combustion engines to electric mobility, and repositioning also marks the beginning of a global production network based on the new modular electric platform (MONE). Battery system – the heart of the ID. – Produced in Braunschweig.
The Kassel factory is responsible for creating the drive line of MEB models. Salzgitter will produce rotor and stators. Wolfsburg is responsible for the development of the ID, while the Dresden Electric Vehicle Factory will be involved in the production of ID.
Two MEB factories, which will start production only a few months after the Zwickau pilot plant, are under construction in China. A MEB facility is planned in the United States and more will be followed.
The factory, which is located in Zwickau, lasted one and a half hours from Leipzig to the south, it was also a pilot in the production of climate-neutral cars. The energy supply of the factory was only based on renewable resources in 2017.
When production of ID.1) begins, the production emissions of CO2 will be minimized according to the automobile giant, including the production of energy discharged batteries.