According to foreign media reports, volkswagen ID series ID.3 all-electric hatchback has been a few days ago in Germany’s Zwickau factory started production. The international auto giant recently announced that it will begin production of an EV prototype for the Chinese market at its factory in Anting, Shanghai. It is reported that the factory is a joint venture between Volkswagen and SAIC to build a factory.
According to a statement issued by the company, the plant took only a year to build and will be responsible for assembling EV based on the VW MEB platform in the future. Officials say mass production at the plant will begin in October.
By the time the Anting plant is put into operation, it is expected to produce 300,000 units a year. Add to that the German carmaker’s ability to assemble about 600,000 EVs a year in China, along with its faw-Volkswagen joint venture plant in Foshan, China.
It is understood that the design of Volkswagen’s new Anting plant is as efficient as its production of cars. According to VW’s own disclosure, because the plant is more space-efficient than the usual assembly plant, it takes up less land. In addition, it can also expand six different car production lines at the same time, which is considered to be the best factory in the country.
The Chinese-specific ID prototype, assembled by Volkswagen, will be the carmaker’s first EV offensive. By 2025, vw will have up to 15 different MEB-based models expected to be assembled in China.
“Volkswagen expects to sell 22 million all-electric vehicles worldwide by 2028, more than 50 percent of them from China,” said Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman of the Volkswagen management committee, in a statement released by the company. “