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Dresden is Germanys second MEB assembly site after Zwickau

Dresden is Germany’s second MEB assembly web site just after Zwickau

Volkswagen’s ‘Transparent Factory’ in Dresden commenced series generation of the ID.3 right now, building it the second German web site for that EV and fourth worldwide making products based on the Modular Electric Generate Toolkit (MEB).

The former ‘Centre of Future Mobility’ will steadily transform into the ‘Home of the ID’, VW stated.

Dresden was crafted about 20 years ago to assemble the VW Phaeton and also assembled other team luxury products, which includes the Bentley Flying Spur, using bodies and components shipped from other plants. Physique and paint outlets have considering that been added.

Thomas Ulbrich, VW’s electric mobility main, stated: “At Dresden we are already converting the fourth Volkswagen web site to the new ID. relatives and the MEB. At the similar time we are ramping up quantity generation in the Zwickau electric car or truck plant and in our two Chinese MEB plants every single 7 days. In undertaking so we reaffirm our ambitions to take on a position as international leaders in electric mobility.”

Plant main Danny Auerswald added: “The Clear Manufacturing facility performs an crucial position in just the Volkswagen brand: Listed here, guests, clients and visitors appear into immediate speak to with the mobility of tomorrow. We are a generation plant, tourist attraction, celebration spot, take a look at lab and supply centre – all in one particular. With the start off of the generation of the ID.31, we are providing the green light for our strategic realignment.”

The Zwickau plant kicked off MEB generation. At the conclude of 2020, the Chinese sites in Anting and Foshan also commenced generation of MEB autos. Jointly, these 4 plants have a highest generation potential of additional than 900,000 autos a yr. The subsequent sites in Emden, Hanover and Chattanooga (United states of america) are also planning for MEB generation.

ID.3 will start off with one particular change and 35 autos from Monday to Friday.

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