Stress test for everyday suitability: company employees in Saxony begin testing fleet of 150 ID.3
The comprehensive driving profiles in the run-up to the European market launch of the ID.3 are extremely valuable to us and open up further potential for optimization, Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for E-mobility, said. Added to this is the very personal feedback from our employees. That means our team in Zwickau is not only building the ID.3 to the highest quality standards, it is also actively assisting in the further development of the technology and electric cars.
Volkswagen is setting benchmarks with the ID.3: It is the world’s first car to be produced and delivered with a neutral CO2 balance.
Voluntary testers selected by lucky draw
The ID.3 fleet from Saxony consists of 150 vehicles that will be made available to Volkswagen employees at the Zwickau, Chemnitz and Dresden plants in several waves over the coming weeks. The test vehicles are not yet equipped with the designated final software status and will be receiving regular updates during the test phase.
Comments from employees:
Robert Zergiebel, Zwickau vehicle plant : “I’m really happy to be one of the first to test our new product on the road. I’m sure the ID.3 will be a real eyecatcher.”
Investing billions in e-mobility
nder its electric offensive, the Volkswagen brand is planning to offer electric vehicles in all of the main vehicle segments by 2022. For 2025, the Volkswagen brand expects to produce 1.5 million electric cars.
As the first Volkswagen site, the Zwickau factory has been converted into Europe’s largest and most efficient electric car plant and plays a groundbreaking role in the transformation of Volkswagen’s global production network. Apart from production at the Zwickau plant, and also in Dresden from 2021, the Components plants in Brunswick, Kassel, Salzgitter and Wolfsburg also supply parts for the ID.3, delivering key components such as the electric drives or the battery systems. The vehicle plants in Emden and Hanover are also undergoing conversion and are scheduled to begin building electric cars from 2022.
Jun 23, 2020 at 19:13