Phasing out the e-Golf: Volkswagen prepares to launch the ID.3 at the Transparent Factory in Dresden
Danny Auerswald, head of plant of the Transparent Factory: The end of the e-Golf is also the start of the final preparations for the ID.3. In just a few weeks, we will be opening the next chapter for the Transparent Factory. After Zwickau, we are the second location in Europe to manufacture vehicles based on the new modular e-drive system. Volkswagen is thus underlining the importance of the Saxon plants in the group-wide E-offensive.
Dresden site: Technical equipment for the ID.3 in two waves
The first conversions for the ID.3 already took place in summer 2020. As one of seven stations, the "marriage", where the body and chassis are bolted together, was adapted. The conversion measures in winter include, for example, the installation of a system on which the panoramic roof is fitted and the adaptation of the gripping devices for the installation of the cockpit and seat system.
e-Golf: One of the most popular e-vehicles in Europe
The e-Golf was launched in 2014 and was produced in Wolfsburg until summer 2020. In total, 145,561 left the two German production facilities in more than seven years. Measured by sales figures, the e-Golf is one of the most popular e-cars in Europe - especially with customers in Norway and the German home market.
Transparent Factory Dresden: E-location and showcase for e-mobility since 2017
Since opening in 2001, the upper-class saloon Phaeton (84,235 units, 2001-2016), the Bentley Flying Spur (2,186 units, 2005/2006 and 2013/2014) and, since 2017, the e-Golf (50,401 units) have rolled off the production line in the Transparent Factory.
The launch of the e-Golf also marked the strategic realignment of the company into a "Centre of Future Mobility". Innovative business areas such as the "Future Mobility Incubator", Volkswagen's start-up programme, and the "Future Mobility Campus", a learning laboratory for training and further education, the expansion of vehicle delivery and as a test field for Production 4.0, have made the location fit for the future.
MEB makes electric cars suitable for the masses
The ID.3 is the first vehicle to be based on Volkswagen's Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). The platform was developed specifically for e-cars and makes the best possible use of the possibilities of electric mobility. For example, the ID.3 has a long range, plenty of interior space and dynamic handling.
Strong e-car cluster at the location Germany
With its determined entry into e-mobility, Volkswagen is making an important contribution to climate protection and thus creating long-term prospects for its approximately 100,000 employees at its German plants. The Emden and Hanover vehicle plants are also scheduled to start producing e-cars from 2022. In the medium term, the Group headquarters in Wolfsburg is to become the pioneering factory for the highly automated manufacture of electric vehicles.
Jan 04, 2021 at 08:46