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Volkswagen Will Invest Over $1 Billion To Convert Factory To EV Production Only

• by Mark Kane

The main focus over the next five years is to be e-mobility and modularization.

Part of the investment is transformation of the Zwickau plant into a pure e-mobility facility, through an investment  of about €1 billion ($1.2 billion).

The production of Volkswagen Golf and Passat in Zwickau will now be relocated to Wolfsburg and Emden, while the facility will instead produce all-electric Volkswagen I.D. from 2020.

"In the first stage, Volkswagen will be concentrating the series production of its future electric vehicles based on the new modular electric drive kit (MEB) here. In 2020, the Volkswagen I.D., the first vehicle in the new generation of electric automobiles will be launched on the market."

"With the MEB, Volkswagen has a technology consistently oriented towards the zero-emission mobility of the future. The MEB will allow Volkswagen to offer electric vehicles with operating ranges from 400 to 600 kilometers, rapid charging capabilities and major package benefits at the price of a comparable diesel car.

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