Subject to the Supervisory Board’s decision on Friday, the plan calls for producing electric vehicles at the Emden site in the future. The goal is to transform Emden into the second German site at which Volkswagen builds electric vehicles only – following Zwickau. At the Hanover site, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is also supposed to be systematically aligned with the mobility of the future: In addition to the continued production of vehicles with conventional powertrains, the production of the models for the electrically powered ID. Buzz family is scheduled to commence starting in 2022.
“Volkswagen is implementing its electric offensive consistently. We are orienting the company towards clean mobility. This way, we are also ensuring sustainable prospects for the future of the two plants”, said CEO Herbert Diess.
Volkswagen is moving at full speed into the production of electric vehicles
“Emden and Hanover are to be further model plants in Germany. Together with Zwickau, they will form the largest network for the production of electric vehicles in Europe”, said Gunnar Kilian, Member of the Board of Management with functional responsibility for Human Resources.
The production of the models currently manufactured at Emden and Hanover is to be transferred step-by step to other Group plants against the backdrop of the reinforcement of the electric offensive. Details of plant allocation are to be decided on by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen on Friday.
Thomas Sedran, Chairman of the Brand Board of Management of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, made it clear that the planned measures are “safeguarding the future” and making the brand “fit for the transformation”.