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Volkswagen initiates system changeover to e-mobility – Production of the ID.3 starts in Zwickau

Factory visit with (f.l.t.r.) Michael Kretschmer, Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony; German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel; Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen AG; Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for E-Mobility and Jens Rothe, Chairman of the General Works Council of Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH, during the start of production of the ID.3 at Volkswagen plant in Zwickau.

Wolfsburg/Zwickau – Volkswagen’s electric offensive is picking up speed: Today saw the official start of series production of the ID.3. The first car in the new generation of electric vehicles (EVs) – a white ID.3 – rolled off the assembly line watched by Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Group CEO Dr. Herbert Diess. The Volkswagen Group plans to sell some 22 million EVs worldwide by 2028, thus helping EVs make the breakthrough. Zwickau has a key role to play in this endeavor: For the first time, a large car manufacturing plant is being entirely converted to e-mobility, with investments running at €1.2 billion. Zwickau is already scheduled to produce some 100,000 electric models next year. From 2021, up to 330,000 EVs will leave the assembly line each year, making the site the largest and most efficient EV factory in Europe and a trailblazer in the transformation of Volkswagen’s global production network.

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