Volkswagen will make the largest electric vehicle manufacturing plant in ZwickauNovember 18, 2018
Volkswagen announced big plans to retool its plant in Zwickau in Germany, which is to become Europe’s largest electric car manufacturer.
To reconfigure production capacity, Volkswagen will invest 1.2 billion euros in the factory so that the first electric car, the hatchback ID Neo, leaves the factory’s assembly line in November 2019. At the moment, models of Golf and Golf Estate are being collected in Zwickau.
In general, when the transformation of the plant is completed, it will be able to produce six different models of electric vehicles from 2021, and the total capacity of the plant will be 330 thousand new cars per year.
The transformation of the plant in Zwickau is part of Volkswagen’s big plan for bringing to market 50 new all-electric models by 2025.
Volkswagen is also building two new factories in China that will manufacture electric vehicles on the MEB platform from 2020. In addition, the concern plans to build another plant for the production of electric vehicles in North America, but at the moment has not yet decided on a place to build.