Volkswagen is a world leader in the automotive industry. The company had one of its biggest manufacturing units in Germany utilized for the production of internal combustion engines. The facility is turned into an electric car manufacturing plant.
The decision to go ahead with the facility for producing electric cars has eventually entitled the unit to be Europe’s largest electric vehicle plant. Zwickau plant in Germany was acquired by Volkswagen back in 1990, and since then the location is a prime site for manufacturing engine and transmission.
Volkswagen disclosed that they already manufactured the last internal combustion engine from the facility, and the last car produced at the Zwickau facility was Golf R Station Wagon!
Since the acquisition, the automaking giant has produced nearly six million vehicles at the plant, including Polos and Passats.
The Zwickau facility spreads over an area of 1.8 Million Square meters. Competing with the brand in terms of area is Tesla’s Gigafactory planned to be constructed in Grünheide, Germany. The Gigafactory once completed will cover the area twice the size of the Volkswagen Zwickau facility.
The production of electric SUVs from the house of Audi will be aligned with the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 EVs.
The drastic shift of Automakers from manufacturing the internal combustion engines to developing long-range, high power electric vehicles identify the motive of automakers to be ready for the clean and green future.
The sale of EVs is already skyrocketing. To meet the demands, it is in the interest of every carmaker to evolve and expand for electric mobility.