July 7 (UPI) — According tomedia reports, in the wave of electric vehicle development, the emerging manufacturer Tesla is at the forefront of the industry, traditional car manufacturers are also making a major transition to electric vehicles, in the development of electric vehicles, they are also in part of the fuel car plant, into the production of electric vehicles factory. After last year’s announcement that Moselle’s Zwickau plant would be converted into an electric vehicle production plant, VW is revamping another plant in Germany to produce electric cars in the future.
According tomedia reports, VW’s new addition to the revamped Emden plant on the banks of the Ames River in north-west Germany is investing 1 billion euros to accelerate its transition to an electric vehicle production plant.
Andreas Tostmann, a vw board member, said the transformation of the Emden plant into an electric vehicle production site meant VW was accelerating the pace of system change, with the company investing about 1 billion euros to renovate the plant, which will be the cornerstone of its electric vehicle strategy.
The transformation of the Emden plant into a plant for electric vehicles will require some expansion, including the construction of a new factory hall with an area of nearly 50,000 square meters, an existing stamping and body foundry to expand by 23,000 square metres, and a new 6,000-square-metre paint shop, all of which is expected to be completed by the summer of 2021.
The revamped Emden plant will start producing electric cars in 2022, and ID.4 will be the first mass-produced model sits at the plant, with all VW’s electric vehicle models, including the ID family, eventually capable of being produced at the plant, with an annual production capacity of 300,000 vehicles.