More than 200 pre-production vehicles of the Volkswagen ID.3 have been manufactured. The first ID. production cars are scheduled to roll off the assembly line at the company’s Zwickau factory at the end of 2019. By the end of 2020, only e-cars will be built at the facility. Per day, up to 1,500 Volkswagens and other group brand vehicles will be built.
Dr Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, said, “It’s my firm conviction that Germany as an automotive location must also lead the way when it comes to electric mobility. That’s why we’re deliberately converting the Zwickau plant into the largest and most efficient e-car site in Europe. It’s impressive to see what efforts the team is making to help achieve that transformation. Zwickau can become a model for transformation in our industry.”
Thomas Ulbrich, member of the board of management of at Volkswagen, responsible for e-mobility and spokesperson for the management board of Volkswagen Sachsen, commented, “The transformation to electric mobility is a huge task for Volkswagen, Volkswagen Sachsen and its workforce. We’ve successfully accomplished the first phase of that. Around half of the 1,500 new robots for body construction are already in operation, for example. The paint shop is currently being expanded and we’ll commence conversion of the first line in final assembly as planned in the summer.”