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22-11-2018 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article

VW to build electric cars in Zwickau, Emden and Hanover

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

The Volkswagen Group has announced its plants new remit. Electric cars will soon be produced in Hanover and Emden, as well as at the Zwickau plant.


Volkswagen is kitting out its production plants for e-mobility. In future, the Volkswagen plants in Zwickau, Hanover and Emden will produce the Group’s electric cars. “German plants are particularly well suited to making the transformation to the production of electric vehicles, given the high manufacturing expertise and qualification level of our employees,” says Oliver Blume, Volkswagen AG Board of Management Member. The largest electric car factory will be Zwickau, where as many as 330,000 all-electric vehicles a year will roll off the production lines. The VW Golf and Golf Variant are currently produced in Zwickau, but the VW ID will be built there from 2019. The entire plant will make the transition from combustion-engine vehicles to e-mobility in several stages. 

From 2022, cars from the ID family will also be built in Hanover and Emden. Electric small cars and saloons from several Group brands will be built in Emden, while Hanover will specialise in the production of ID. BUZZ vehicles while also building models with conventional drives. Production of the VW Passat will relocate from Emden to the Skoda plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, which is also where Skoda’s Superb and Kodiaq models will be produced from 2023.

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