Volkswagen commissions green battery logistics system for ID.3 and ID.4
At Brunswick, the cells are unloaded fully automatically and assembled to produce battery systems. These are then loaded onto trains fully automatically and shipped to Zwickau by rail. For the last mile between the loading and unloading station at Harvesse and the factory at Brunswick, the shipment containers are loaded onto electric trucks as the rail system at Brunswick does not yet extend up to the assembly point.
The key components of the systems at Brunswick and Zwickau are the loading cars, which have an empty weight of about 25 tonnes. They travel on dedicated tracks beside the trains and lift the special containers with battery modules or battery systems into or out of the rail cars automatically.
Nov 30, 2020 at 21:37