VW Group moves to global production of electric vehiclesNovember 22, 2020
VW Ropes commercial vehicle plant will now produce electric vehicles. Its production facilities will assemble three new large electric vehicles, the name of which has not yet been disclosed.
Volkswagen plans to use its commercial vehicle plant in Hannover, Germany, to assemble three new electric crossovers, which will then be sold under various brands within the VW Group. This decision of the group’s management, supported by an investment of 680 million euros, will enable the factory to produce vans of the T series, electric ID. Buzz and new all-electric cars.
The German company does not disclose what the new crossovers will be called, but says that these will be D-segment cars. VW has confirmed.
The production of new cars will require the construction of an additional conveyor. This venture will become a multi-brand site for the production of various brands of machines, including I.D. Buzz. Moreover, the production of the latter, inspired by the classic bus of the German brand, should be fully established by 2022.
“Our main plant in Hannover is becoming the site for the production of three completely new premium electric vehicles,” said an official to introduce the German brand. “These D-segment crossovers are true flagship projects: premium, all-electric and highly automated.”
“Today’s decision by the Volkswagen Supervisory Board is thus an important milestone for our high-tech enterprise and a great demonstration of our confidence in the productivity of our team. Today I want to thank all of our colleagues, whose work made this innovative solution possible. “
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Land Rover accuses the VW Group of stealing technology. Land Rover accuses German VW Group of using patented technologies and is seeking a ban on the sale of some of its crossovers in the United States.
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