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Efficient production 1 plant – 6 models: How VW builds electric cars in Zwickau

08/19/22
One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars

Since a few months, the all-electric ID.5 is coming off the production line at Volkswagen’s Zwickau site – this is the sixth electric model to come from the car plant in Saxony. One factory – six cars: an extraordinary challenge. Experts Robert Pahlow (Head of Product Management) and Frank Schemmel (vehicle production) explain how it works.

1. Identical assembly concepts

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars
The models from Zwickau are closely related when it comes to the software. This is facilitated by the shared technical basis – the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB).

2. Flexible change

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars

3. Fewer variations

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars

4. Fresh knowledge

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars

5. Even greater pride

ID.5: Official start of production
ID.5 in series production: Volkswagen successfully transforms Zwickau site into an electric vehicle production plant

Volkswagen successfully transforms Zwickau site into an electric vehicle production plant

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars
Start of a new era: in the presence of the then Chancellor Angela Merkel, the first of a new generation of electric vehicles rolled off the production line at the end of 2019 – a white ID.3.

6. Strong team

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars
Teams from three brands work on the various models at Volkswagen’s Zwickau site.

Six electric cars from Zwickau

Volkswagen ID.3 – the pioneer

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars

Volkswagen ID.4 – the global car

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars

Volkswagen ID.5 – the top-of-the-range model

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars

CUPRA Born – the passionate one

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars

Audi Q4 e-tron – the all-rounder

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron – the sustainable one

One plant – six models: How Zwickau builds electric cars