Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to make new premium electric vehicles for the Group as of 2024 in Hannover
· VWCV main plant in Stöcken to be developed into multi-brand site
- Three new D-SUVs for the Group brands secures full utilisation of the plant
- Investment of around 680 million euros in the production site
Hannover, 13 November 2020 – At its meeting today the Volkswagen Group supervisory board confirmed the award relating to the production of new additional cars by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) in Hannover. In addition to its own T model range and the ID. BUZZ, VWCV will in future also produce three fully electric D-SUV models for further brands of the Group. Backed by investment of around 680 million euros, Hannover is being developed into a multi-brand site.
“Our main plant in Hannover is becoming the production site for three completely new premium electric vehicles in the Group”, explains Dr Carsten Intra, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. “These D-SUVs are genuine flagship projects: premium, 100% electric and highly automated. Today’s decision by the Volkswagen supervisory board is thus an important milestone for our high-tech site and a great show of faith in the productivity of our team. We were able to secure this decision in favour of our location with our assured efficiency and top level of production quality. My thanks are due today to every one of our colleagues whose work made this pioneering decision possible”, Intra continued.
Bertina Murkovic, VWCV Works Council Chair: “The competition with other Group brands was tough. But ultimately, backed by our site agreement and with our expertise in quality production we were able to win these products for Hannover. A level of utilisation that, as agreed, ensures our employment levels along the demographic curve has thus been secured for the coming years. The new Multivan, the ID. BUZZ and now the D-SUVs are our portfolio for this decade. No greater security than this could be established at the current time for the location or the workforce.”
For the future manufacturing of these vehicles VWCV is building a new production line at the Hannover site. In this way the site is once again clearly speeding up its already initiated transformation towards electric mobility and is becoming a multi-brand plant. The fully electric ID. BUZZ is
due to roll off the production line as early as 2022, leading the Bulli icon from Hannover into a new electric era.
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About the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand:
‘We transport success’. As a stand-alone brand within the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is responsible for the development, construction and sales of light commercial vehicles. They include the Transporter, Caddy and Amarok ranges, which are produced in Hannover (D), Poznań (PL), Września (PL) and Pacheco (ARG). Our vehicles transport construction workers, families and adventurers, bread rolls, parcels and surfboards. Every day they help countless people all over the world to do a good job, they operate as mobile workshops and they bring paramedics and the police to wherever they are needed. Within the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is also the lead brand for Autonomous Driving, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Transport as a Service (TaaS), and in future will therefore be developing and producing corresponding Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV), such as robo-taxis and robo-vans. In this way we are transporting an entire society, with all its requirements for clean, intelligent and sustainable mobility. Working at the company’s sites around the globe are more than 24,000 employees, including around 15,000 at the Hannover site.
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