Volkswagen ends e-Golf to Refocus on ID. BEV Production

Volkswagen has ended production of its first BEV, the e-Golf, to concentrate efforts on its ID. family vehicles.

The last e-Golf, in Urano Grey model, has rolled off the production line at the Transparent Factory in Dresden bringing to an end a total production run of 145,561 vehicles manufactured since 2014. At the beginning of 2021, the production area of the factory will be reconstructed for three weeks before the first ID.3 series vehicles roll off the assembly lines at the end of January.

The first conversions for the ID.3 already took place in summer 2020. As one of seven stations, the “marriage”, where the body and chassis are bolted together, was adapted. The conversion measures in winter include the installation of a system on which the panoramic roof is fitted and the adaptation of the gripping devices for the installation of the cockpit and seat system.

Danny Auerswald, head of plant of the Transparent Factory: “The end of the e-Golf is also the start of the final preparations for the ID.3. In just a few weeks, we will be opening the next chapter for the Transparent Factory. After Zwickau, we are the second location in Europe to manufacture vehicles based on the new modular e-drive system. Volkswagen is thus underlining the importance of the Saxon plants in the group-wide E-offensive.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_


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