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Volkswagen to increase production of its electric cars

Manufacturing of a Volkswagen ID3 at the Zwickau plant in Germany

Manufacturing of a Volkswagen ID3 at the Zwickau plant in Germany

To boost the pace and accommodate 4 new electric cars, Volkswagen is increasing the capacity of its Zwickau plant in Germany.

With the success of the ID.3 and the subsequent launch of the ID.4 at the end of 2020, the brand is adapting and has just increased production at its Zwickau site.

To do this, a third assembly line will swell the Zwickau (Germany) site in April. Currently of 800 vehicles per day, the production rate will thus increase to 1,400 cars per day this summer.


The manufacturer specifies that this measure also anticipates the arrival of four future models this year. They will all be based on the MEB platform already used on board the ID3 and ID4.

The plant will host the Volkswagen ID.5 and Cupra Born

For the moment, only two of the four planned models have been announced by the manufacturer. The Zwickau plant has already started preparations for the next Volkswagen ID5, which will start production in the second half of 2021.

The other novelty will be the Cupra Born, a variation of the Volkswagen ID.3. The Spanish firm confirmed this electric compact earlier this week, during the celebration of its third anniversary. This car will offer a maximum range of 500 kilometers with the 77 kWh battery.

The group does not name the other two models, which are said to be the two cousins ​​of the ID5. Indeed, this body variant of the Volkswagen ID.4 will also have counterparts from Skoda and Audi.

The 2019 Cupra el-Born Concept

The compact 100% electric Cupra Born should be produced in the same factory

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