VW announces Europe’s biggest e-car factory in Zwickau, plans conversion of other plants
Germany’s biggest carmaker VW has substantiated plans to transform its product line and drastically scale-up the share of electric cars by revealing plans for a major e-car factory in the eastern German city Zwickau. VW said in a press release it wants to make its Zwickau plant “Europe’s top-performing e-car factory” and assemble up to 330,000 vehicles per year there. The “CO2-neutral” production of the first electric model called ID is slated for late 2019 and will be “an example for sustainable mobility,” the company says. VW also plans to convert its plants in Emden and Hanover in northern Germany to e-car factories. “We are moving at full speed into the production of electric vehicles,” said VW board member Gunnar Kilian.
Read the press release in English here.
For background, read the factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility and the dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.