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FEATURE ARTICLE

Volkswagen plans E-car production for the world
Volkswagen is working flat out to expand its global production
network for electric cars. It delivered about 134,000 pure e-cars
last year and further growth is planned for the coming years. " In
this way, we are underpinning our ambitions to become a global
leader in e-mobility, " says Thomas Ulbrich, member of the Board
of Management for E-Mobility at the Volkswagen brand.
Dresden is already the fourth location worldwide where the
Volkswagen brand produces purely electric models based on its
MEB (Modular Electric Drive Kit) architecture. E-manufacturing
facilities are in operation or under construction at a total of eight
locations. And while Dresden is a relatively small site, the other
MEB plants in Zwickau, as well as Anting and Foshan in China
represent large volumes.
The Zwickau plant was the first site to start MEB production at
the end of 2019. The facility has completed a full transformation
from 100% internal combustion to 100% electric. Production is
currently being ramped up step by step, with around 800 allelectric ID.3 and ID.4 models being produced there per working
day. Further electric models from Audi and Cupra will be added
in the course of the year. As a pure e-car plant, Zwickau will be
able to produce up to 1,500 vehicles per day or 330,000 vehicles
per year at its peak.
The plant in Anting (opposite page) is a pure e-car plant and the
world's first newly built MEB plant by Volkswagen. In the future,
the Foshan plant will be able to build both conventional models
with combustion engines based on the MQB platform and purely
electric MEB models on a shared production line. Both plants
were fully brought up to series production within just two years

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and each has a maximum production capacity of 300,000 units
per year.
Together, Volkswagen's four MEB plants in Zwickau, Anting,
Foshan and Dresden have a maximum production capacity of
more than 900,000 vehicles per year. Added to this is the Skoda
plant in Mlada Boleslav, which has also already started MEB
production. In the future, up to 350 all-electric Skoda ENYAQ iV
vehicles will roll off the production line there every day.
All MEB plants are still in the ramp-up phase. In the future, however, this production network will have a maximum production
capacity of up to one million e-vehicles per year. And with Emden, Hanover and Chattanooga (USA), the next sites are already
preparing for MEB production. The first vehicles are expected to
roll off the production lines there next year.
Rotors and stators made at Salzgitter component plant
In addition to the vehicle-producing plants, Volkswagen Group
Components plants are also repositioning themselves for
e-mobility. The plant in Kassel, for example, supplies electric
drives and platform parts for the MEB architecture. The core
elements of electric motors - rotor and stator - are supplied from
the Salzgitter components plant which also is the site of a battery
technology center.
Next, how Volvo is investing to design and develop electric motors in-house in pursuit of going fully electric by 2030, and the
latest developments at other auto OEMs including Ford, Jaguar
Land Rover, Tata Motors, Toyota, and GM.

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Major Automakers Transform Their Design & Manufacturing Operations for EV Surge – Part 1 of 2
Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated e-Powertrain Manufacturers, Part 2 of 2
GE Seeks to Power Canadian Icebreaker Fleet with SEAJET Electric Propulsion Pods
Research & Development
Product News
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Annual Industry Resource Guide
Events Calendar/ Advertising Index
Perseverance Lands on Mars with maxon Precision Motors Aboard
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Major Automakers Transform Their Design & Manufacturing Operations for EV Surge – Part 1 of 2
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated e-Powertrain Manufacturers, Part 2 of 2
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - GE Seeks to Power Canadian Icebreaker Fleet with SEAJET Electric Propulsion Pods
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