Volkswagen Emden plant converted to produce electric cars

WOLFSBURG: The conversion of the Vokswagen Emden plant has already started and the first electric cars are to roll off the production line there from 2022.

Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, says: “With the conversion of our plant at Emden into a production location for electric vehicles, Volkswagen is forcing the pace of system change. All in all, the company will invest about €1 billion in the transformation of the factory. Emden will be developed into a cornerstone of our electric strategy.”

General Works Council Chairman Bernd Osterloh emphasised: “Our workforce in Emden has special ties with the plant. This has been confirmed by the recent personnel transfers. I am convinced that the Passat, Arteon and ID.4 will be a tremendous success for the team. This is a strong product mix for a strong location.”

Emden is to be the first plant in Lower Saxony where large volumes of electric vehicles will be produced.

The new all- electric compact SUV ID.4 is to start production there in 2022 and will be followed by other all-electric models later.

The production of the Passat sedan and estate, the Arteon and the new Shooting Brake will continue for a transitional period of several years.

In the final stage of development, the plant will have a design production capacity of up to 300,000 electric vehicles per year.