The about-face of the Emden armpit into Lower Saxony’s aboriginal bulb for electric cars is on the home straight, according to VW. The aboriginal pre-series cartage of the ID.4 are already actuality produced in the anatomy shop, the acrylic boutique and anon in assembly. Volume accumulation is appointed to alpha in bounce 2022.
As is known, the final accommodation to anatomy MEB cartage in Emden from 2022 advanced was taken in summer 2019. The about-face assignment started in July 2020 – alongside to the accumulation of the Passat. In May, VW appear that the about-face assignment was still on schedule.
According to Christian Vollmer, Member of the Board of Management for Accumulation and Acumen at the Volkswagen brand, the alpha of the pre-series – and the approaching alpha of alternation accumulation – are advised to abutment the accelerated ramp-up of electric advancement – as anchored in the “Accelerate” strategy. “To this end, we are gradually retooling Volkswagen’s all-around accumulation arrangement – in China, the USA and Germany,” says Vollmer. “In Emden, we are demonstrating Volkswagen’s ability in optimally adjustment absolute plants to the new requirements by accumulation absolute accessories and greenfield structures.”
“Essential” to this is decidedly added productivity, Vollmer continues. Bulb abundance has been the accountable of abundant altercation at Volkswagen in contempo weeks, best afresh at the works board affair in Wolfsburg. VW CEO Herbert Diess, who had afresh criticised the capital bulb in particular, had declared at the works affair that VW bare about 30 hours to aftermath an MEB car in Zwickau – while Tesla builds a car in ten hours. How continued the accumulation of an ID.4 in Emden will booty is not bright from the accepted announcement.
The ID.4 is to be congenital in Emden first, followed by two added MEB models from 2023 – a Passat-sized alehouse and the accompanying estate. According to VW, a absolute of six added accumulation halls and acumen barrio will accept been congenital on the 4,300,000 aboveboard accent branch armpit by then.
In accession to the digitalisation of accumulation (specifically, the ‘Spot Welding Analytics’ apparatus in the anatomy shop), a new acumen abstraction aural the bulb will additionally accord to efficiency. According to this, acumen will be anon affiliated to accumulation in the future, and aerial and baby genitalia warehouses will be absolutely automated.
In addition, VW states that all of the about 8,000 advisers at the armpit will be accomplished for electromobility. A absolute of about 400 advisers were at the aboriginal MEB bulb in Zwickau to apprentice from the acquaintance acquired there during the accumulation start-up. In the summer it was still said that 200 advisers from the Emden bulb would alteration to Zwickau by the end of the year.
volkswagen-newsroom.com (in German)
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