Volkswagen introduced the top of manufacturing of the all-electric e-Golf on the Clear Manufacturing facility in Dresden, Germany, the place 50,401 items had been manufactured since March 2017.

In whole, 145,561 e-Golfs had been produced throughout seven years, since 2014 – most of them (95,160) in Wolfsburg, Germany, the place manufacturing resulted in Summer time 2020.

The Clear Manufacturing facility was a further manufacturing website for the e-Golf, to satisfy the excessive demand on one aspect, make the most of the positioning after the top of manufacturing of different fashions – Phaeton (84,235 items, 2001-2016) and Bentley Flying Spur (2,186 items, 2005/2006 and 2013/2014), and to current the manufacturing course of to a whole bunch of 1000’s of holiday makers.

Many of the e-Golfs had been offered in Norway (over 40,000) and in Germany (over 33,000). Within the U.S., greater than 18,000 items had been delivered.

Phasing out the Volkswagen e-Golf at the Transparent Factory in Dresden
Phasing out the Volkswagen e-Golf at the Transparent Factory in Dresden

The e-Golf is changed by an all-new electrical compact mannequin – Volkswagen ID.3, produced since late 2019 in Zwickau. To date, greater than 28,000 ID.3 had been delivered to clients.

Similar to within the case of e-Golf, the Clear Manufacturing facility in Dresden will turn into the second (extra) website of ID.3 manufacturing – beginning on the finish of January 2021 (originally it was planned for Fall 2020). The corporate wants now only a few weeks to finish the change from e-Golf to ID.3.

“In the beginning of 2021, the manufacturing space of the Clear Manufacturing facility will probably be transformed to satisfy the necessities of the Modular Electrical Drive Equipment (MEB). The primary conversions for the ID.3 already occurred in summer time 2020. As one among seven stations, the “marriage”, the place the physique and chassis are bolted collectively, was tailored. The conversion measures in winter embody, for instance, the set up of a system on which the panoramic roof is fitted and the difference of the gripping gadgets for the set up of the cockpit and seat system.”

Danny Auerswald, head of plant operations on the Clear Manufacturing facility:

“The top of the e-Golf can also be the beginning of the ultimate preparations for the ID.3. In only a few weeks, we will probably be opening the subsequent chapter for the Clear Manufacturing facility. After Zwickau, we’re the second location in Europe to fabricate automobiles based mostly on the brand new modular e-drive system. Volkswagen is thus underlining the significance of the Saxon crops within the group-wide E-offensive.”

Pilot manufacturing of the ID.3 in Dresden began a couple of months in the past: