For these purposes, the company’s plant in Zwickau in 2021 will only produce electric cars.
The company Volkswagen aims to become a world leader in the production of electric cars. The company plans to 2027 to produce 22 million cars running on electricity. Volkswagen will offer buyers quite a wide range of products – the range of electric cars plans to expand to 70 copies. For these purposes the company plans to use its plant in Zwickau. From 2021 the plant will produce only electric vehicles – for the conversion will be allocated about 1.2 billion euros. Volkswagen has no plans to cease production of the Volkswagen Golf.
After conversion, the plant will be a high level of automation in the Assembly, painting and installation will involve 1,700 500 robots and automated vehicles.
Thus by the beginning of 2021 about 8000 employees shall be retrained to operate the new equipment. It is expected that the plant will produce 330 thousand cars a year, which is 30 thousand more than now. Production will start in November 2020, but there are already 35 thousand pre-orders for the new production plant.