Volkswagen setting off into the E-era: Page 3 of 3

November 05, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Volkswagen setting off into the E-era
Volume carmaker Volkswagen has started series production of its ID.3 electric car. The ID.3 is the first model from this manufacturer to be designed from scratch as an electric car. With the move, the manufacturer hopes to lead electromobility out of the market niche and establish it as standard in the automobile market.

Deliveries, however, will not start until summer 2020. Volkswagen has already received 35,000 orders. The capacity is initially designed for 100,000 units per year, and is expected to grow to 330,000 units next year. To this end, a second assembly line is to be commissioned as early as April 2020. What’s more, the company is currently converting two of its plants in China to the production of electric vehicles. The obvious goal is to overtake the current top dog Tesla. The two plants in China will have a production capacity of 600,000 units per year. Volkswagen plans to commission a total of eight factories worldwide for vehicles based on the MEB platform. MEB is a uniform modular system for electric vehicles that is intended to reduce production costs and at the same time enable a high number of variants.

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