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Production of The Volkswagen ID.3 Starts Today

Today was the start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau. The plant will become the largest electric car factory in Europe.

Today marks an important milestone for Volkswagen. The German manufacturer has officially started the production of its all-new and all-electric ID.3 model.

Volkswagen’s ID.3 also marks another start for the carmaker with the conversion of an entire vehicle factory from 100% internal combustion engines to 100% electric vehicles. Volkswagen has invested €1.2 billion to make this conversion happen.

Converting the Zwickau factory started at the beginning of 2018 and by the final expansion stage in 2021, the plant will build six MEB models.

The ID.3 is the first model from Volkswagen in a completely new range of electric cars based on the carmaker’s Modular Electric Drive toolkit (MEB).

The ID.3 will make an important contribution to the breakthrough of e-mobility. It makes clean individual mobility accessible to millions of people and is a milestone for our company on the road to becoming climate-neutral by 2050”, Group CEO Herbert Diess said at the ceremony in Zwickau.

The first car off the line in Zwickau, earlier today, was a white Volkswagen ID.3 1ST special edition. It was welcomed by Michael Kretschmer, Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony; German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel; Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen AG; Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for E-Mobility and Jens Rothe, Chairman of the General Works Council of Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH, who were visiting the production line.

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

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