Car City Zwickau: From Horch To E-Mobility

Zwickau has been considered the cradle of the Saxon automotive industry for 114 years. By 2020, the Volkswagen Group will develop the site to become Europe’s largest competence center for electromobility. A chronicle.

With the production of chassis for the Phaeton (until 2016) and Bentley starting in December 2001, Volkswagen Group expanded the vehicles / chassis manufactured at the plant by two luxury models. SInce 2017, chassis for the Lamborghini Urus (2) have also been produced. Currently 1,350 vehicles / chassis for Bentley, Lamborghini, and Volkswagen are produced by 7,700 employees. Furthermore, the factory also encompasses a customer and service center and a production site at the St. Egidien location, where special vehicles and gas racks are manufactured.

 

 

Most important site for electromobility

The Volkswagen Group’s most important goal for the coming years at the Zwickau location, however, is reducing CO2 emissions and preparing the facility for the e-mobility era. To that end, in December 2013 a newly constructed co-generation plant able to reduce annual CO2 emissions by 23,000 tons went online. In 2014 a photovoltaic facility took up operations. It can generate around 90,000 kW of electrical energy and feeds directly into the power supply of the end assembly. That way, up to 80 tons of CO2 emissions can be prevented annually. In 2015, exactly 25 years after the first Volkswagen manufactured in Zwickau rolled off the assembly line, an energy park with an integrated e-charging station went into operation on the premises of the automotive production complex. The energy park utilizes wind power and photovoltaics to generate electricity. And in 2018, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH again signed a collaborative environment declaration to protect the environment and conserve natural resources.

Volkswagen aim for the site:
Zwickau will receive investments amounting to 1.2 billion euros by the end of 2020, in order to develop it as the first, pure e-mobility location and as the hub for e-mobility in Europe. The first e-car will be built in Zwickau at the end of 2019.

Most important site for electromobility

The Volkswagen Group’s most important goal for the coming years at the Zwickau location, however, is reducing CO2 emissions and preparing the facility for the e-mobility era. To that end, in December 2013 a newly constructed co-generation plant able to reduce annual CO2 emissions by 23,000 tons went online. In 2014 a photovoltaic facility took up operations. It can generate around 90,000 kW of electrical energy and feeds directly into the power supply of the end assembly. That way, up to 80 tons of CO2 emissions can be prevented annually. In 2015, exactly 25 years after the first Volkswagen manufactured in Zwickau rolled off the assembly line, an energy park with an integrated e-charging station went into operation on the premises of the automotive production complex. The energy park utilizes wind power and photovoltaics to generate electricity. And in 2018, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH again signed a collaborative environment declaration to protect the environment and conserve natural resources.

Volkswagen aim for the site:
Zwickau will receive investments amounting to 1.2 billion euros by the end of 2020, in order to develop it as the first, pure e-mobility location and as the hub for e-mobility in Europe. The first e-car will be built in Zwickau at the end of 2019.

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Report by volkswagen-newsroom.com


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