The Volkswagen site in Zwickau is to be completely reversed on the production of E vehicles. In order for achieving an important course for the electrification and hybridization of the product portfolio in the Group, Volkswagen said today (17. November 17) in Wolfsburg with.
Further location decisions were made for the individual brands with the further implementation of the "roadmap E". By the end of 2022 VW wants to invest more than 34 billion euros in the development of electromobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitization.
From 2019, in Zwickau, the ID model family of the tape should roll, with E-cars from Audi and Seat. The Group brand Skoda will build two e-variants in the Czech Republic.
Group boss Matthias Muller had previously been confused that Volkswagen the investments in the electromobilitat until 2030 to 20 billion euros in turning. By 2025, the Group brands bring a total of 80 new models with E-engine on the market, including around 50 pure E cars and 30 plug-in hybrid. By 2030, the entire model range should be electrified.
In addition, in China, ten billion euros will be invested in the E-Mobilitan in the next seven years with partners.
According to works council Bernd Osterloh, in return for e-auto production in Zwickau, the previous Passat production from 2018 to Emden and the Golf family with the new vehicle generation – the Golf 8 – are completely shifted to Wolfsburg. 200 million euros should be added to the planned battery cell research in Salzgitter. About a billion euros flee into Sachsian Zwickau. Niedersachsen’s Minister Prosident Stephan Weil, who also sits in the car manufacturer’s Supervisory Board, took the development of the E-cars in Wolfsburg. Father, the E-manufacturing will also be extended to other works.
With the investment plans, the prerequisites have nevertheless created Volkswagen by 2025 for "worldwide number one in the electromobility," Muller said.