Thursday, October 22, 2020
News Volkswagen Orders Thousands Of Robots To Build More EVs

Volkswagen Orders Thousands Of Robots To Build More EVs

Volkswagen is serious about switching over to e-mobility as they refurbish production plants with new tooling


  • More than 2,200 assembly robots are on the way.

  • They will be split between Emden, Hanover, and Chattanooga plants.


This is a perfect, textbook example of someone putting their money where their mouth is. Following the never-will-be-forgotten #dieselgate incident, Volkswagen pledged to change their ways and migrate all of their product lines over to e-mobility. This order for 2,200 thousand new robots is only the next step.

So far, Volkswagen has launched two new EVs, the compact ID.3 and the ID.4. The latter will be sold in North America. The first ones will come from Europe however the majority of ID.4s sold here will be assembled at the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee as of 2022. This is why hundreds of new robots will be sent in the near future.

Volkswagen ID.4 | Photo: Volkswagen

Speaking of the future, the ID. Buzz (potentially named ID.7) will be assembled at the Hanover plant of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles from 2022 where 800 robots are being sent. The total investment from the Volkswagen Group will be in excess of €33 billion by 2024.

Christian Vollmer, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for Production and Logistics, says: “At Emden and Chattanooga, we are developing two of the most advanced production facilities in the automotive industry for the transformation to e-mobility. We are investing in the latest technologies such as digitalization and automation for this purpose even in the present situation.”

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ CARGO concept
Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ CARGO concept | Photo: Volkswagen

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