All 8,000 employees complete qualification program
With the gradual transformation of the Zwickau vehicle plant, Volkswagen is for the first time completely converting a large car factory to e-mobility. The investments for the conversion amount to around 1.2 billion euros. In the final expansion stage from 2021, six MEB models for three Group brands will be built in Zwickau. All 8,000 employees will be prepared for the production of electric cars and the handling of high-voltage current as part of qualification measures. The Zwickau team will complete a total of around 13,000 training days by the end of 2020. This will create long-term, future-proof jobs at the Zwickau site.
Important contribution to climate protection
With its determined move into e-mobility, Volkswagen is making an important contribution to climate protection and creating long-term prospects for its approximately 100,000 employees at its German locations. In addition to production at the Zwickau plant, the component plants in Braunschweig, Kassel, Salzgitter and Wolfsburg are also involved in ID.3. They manufacture important components such as the electric machine or the battery system. The Emden and Hanover vehicle plants are also to start producing electric cars from 2022. Together with Northvolt, the Group also plans to set up a giga factory for battery cells in Salzgitter.