Volkswagen After months of supply chain nightmares, Germany has resumed 24-hour operations at its main electric vehicle plant in Zwickau – largely due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Stephen Loth, chairman of Volkswagen Saxony’s board, confirmed the matter LinkedIn The plant returned to “full power” and was restored on June 13 in three shifts
“The supply of components is now so stable that we have the additional capacity to process high order backlogs,” Mr Loth said in a comment translated from German into English.
Volkswagen Saxony, which operates the production plant, has confirmed that output at the Zwickau plant is now around 1300 MEB-based (MEB is VW’s modular EV architecture) Volkswagen, Audi and Capra go daily.
MEB-based EVs produced at the plant include the Volkswagen ID.3 hatch and ID.4 and ID.5 SUV, as well as the Audi Q4 E-Tron SUV and the Cupra Born hatch.
Volkswagen AG’s largest EV manufacturing plant was first hit in March 2022 after Russia invaded Ukraine and disrupted the supply chain. About 900 cars are reported to be produced every day during this time.
At the time of the disruption, the Zwickau plant was Volkswagen’s only production center in Germany producing MEB-based EVs.
Since then Volkswagen has begun producing the ID.4 series at Emden, and ID. The Buzz People Mover is now being mass-produced in Hanover.
The German automaker has started making about 35 ID.3 hatchbacks per day at its small transparent factory in Dresden.
The Squadron manufacturing plant in Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic also felt the effects of supply chain constraints but confirmed in late April that it was gradually increasing production over a two-month period.
In the long run, it expects to produce 370 MEB-based Enyaq and Enyaq Coupe vehicles per day.
Even more recently, Skoda said it was moving wiring harnesses from Ukraine to a home plant in the Czech Republic.
Despite the productive improvements made by the company’s senior staff, none of the MEB-based Volkswagen Group products are currently available in Australia.
The first MEB-based EV scheduled for the first quarter of 2023 is currently set to go downhill. One of them was recently spotted at Sydney Airport for road tests, assessments, training and promotional activities.
At this stage Volkswagen ID.4 is not expected by the end of 2023 as huge demand in the Northern Hemisphere and lack of Australian CO2 targets have reduced our packing orders, while Skoda will not start taking orders for Enyaq until 2023, which suggests Delivery.
The Audi Q4 e-tron, Volkswagen ID.5 and Volkswagen ID. Buzz is not currently locked in for Australia, Volkswagen is the next highest on Australia’s list of favorites.
It remains to be seen whether the healthy production conditions outlined here can delay our arrival.
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