Volkswagen has made plans to convert their existing factories to make way for their electric vehicle platform that will form the basis for future cars like the Volkswagen I.D.
The first of their existing factories to be modified to build the MEB platform will be their Saxony plant that will form part of their long-term plans to make numerous electric vehicles in the next ten years. The conversions don’t stop their though as VW plans to switch their Wolfsburg and Emden plants to produce vehicles on their MEB platform as well.
By committing resources to convert their factories to produce the electric platform, Volkswagen are betting big on their all-electric future vehicles. The first of these vehicles was announced at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, the Volkswagen I.D. – expected to be on the market by the end of 2019. The second was announced at the North American International Auto Show, the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz – an all-electric microbus concept.
“We will continue to develop this location in preparation for the e-mobility and digitisation of the cars of tomorrow.”
JENS ROTHE [Translated] – VOLKSWAGEN
The carmaker sees this update in their existing factories as a way to “tackle employment and profitability as as equivalent goals.”