At the Emden factory, VW is currently building a medium-sized Passat VW. The company had to review the future of this plant because the sedan segment suffered from drop-in demand, with customers focusing on SUVs.
In Hanover, Volkswagen builds vans, including the Crafter electricity version, along with the Amarok and Tiguan SUV collection.
Volkswagen has three production units for electric cars: Dresden, Wolfsburg, and Bratislava. But in two years their number will reach 12, and from 2022 there will be a total of 16 Volkswagen plants that will generate electricity cars.
The brand intends to sell around 150,000 electric cars by 2020, including 100,000 German manufactured identification models. The Volkswagen Group intends to build 10 million electric cars on its new modular platform, MEB. Global mass production starts at the end of 2022.
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At the Dresden factory, 380 workers work to produce several thousand copies of the Volkswagen e-Golf (300 km NEDC independence). Last year, 5,300 electric cars were produced in one shift.
With the introduction of the new scalable platform for electric cars, Volkswagen promises to make electricity cars affordable to everyone and with greater autonomy. The modular battery structure allows cars to have a range of 330 km to 550 kilometers. This scalable platform can be used in a variety of vehicles, from compact cars to vans.
A small battery identification vehicle can load 80% of a 100 kW station in 32-37 minutes, and from a home with 11 kW in 4 hours and 45 minutes (at a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius). An electric car with a large battery will load 80% of a 125 kW station in about 33-48 minutes, and from a home with 11 kW in approximately 8 hours.
For November 2019, VW intends to start producing a battery for the I.D. hatchback in Zwickau, Germany. In the VW plans, it is also the brand new Škoda, outside the Czech Republic.
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