Volkswagen announced that the ID.3, its newest electric car, will be assembled at its Gläserne Manufaktur factory in Dresden beginning this year. So far, that plan hasn't changed. Keep reading to learn more about the new model and watch a video of the amazing interactive glass factory.
Volkswagen announced late last year that it will assemble the electric car, the ID.3, in Dresden at its Gl äserne Manufaktur (meaning factory made of glass) factory.
It is their first vehicle based on their new MEB platform built to support their large electric vehicle offensive. The Zwickau factory in Germany was the first to produce it. The ID.3 is a small electric hatchback that will make an important contribution to the breakthrough of e-mobility.
"The decision to bring the ID. family to Dresden lays a solid foundation for the future of this location in Saxony," said VW Group Board Member, Gunnar Kilian. "We are stepping up the pace for e-mobility. We need the Manufaktur as an important showcase to take our customers on board for e-mobility and digitalization."
The Chairman of the Manufaktur's Works Council, Thomas Aehlig, underscored: "Assembly of the ID.3 from fall 2020 is very good news for the team. We have thus safeguarded long-term employment for the core workforce and a positive future perspective for the location."
The German automaker says that the plant could "possibly also assemble further models from the ID. family at a later point in time" -- without confirming which new models.
Also last year, VW broke ground on a massive expansion of its Tennessee factory, which is meant to produce ID. family electric vehicles in the US.
The $800 million investment in the Chattanooga plant is to help Volkswagen achieve its goal of producing 50 million electric cars in the next several years.
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