Volkswagen Starts Series Production of the All-Electric ID.3 Today

Volkswagen Starts Series Production of the All-Electric ID.3 Today

On November 4, 2019 Volkswagen starts series production of an all-electric long-range ID.3 at the Zwickau plant.

Today’s date is important for Volkswagen, as it opens a new era of EV manufacture for the volume segment. The first VW’s vehicle with a neutral carbon balance is rolling off the assembly line at the Zwickau plant.

The company is the first automaker to fully convert a large plant from production of internal combustion engine vehicles to 100 percent e-mobility.

It plans to release 330,000 cars annually from 2021, making Zwickau the largest and most efficient EV production site in Europe.

Currently about 8,000 people work on the Volkswagen ID.3 at Zwickau

Today Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Group CEO Dr. Herbert Diess have taken part in the official ceremony and watched how the first car rolled off the production line.

Look livestream here:

Production of the Volkswagen ID.3 photo

By 2028,  Volkswagen Group will launch 70 electric models in the marketplace. It is going to create a high-performance cluster for electric cars over the next few years. Locations for EV production will be Europe, China and the USA.

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