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Production Sites

How the brand is investing in its future

Over the next five years, Volkswagen will be investing over €22 billion in its sites around the world. These funds are set to support the expansion of modular production, promote the model campaign, and drive forward the development of electric mobility.

Production Sites


is the amount Volkswagen will invest by 2022 to future-proof its sites.

14 bn

euros will go to sites in Germany.

4 bn

euros will go toward the future-oriented architecture of the modular electric drive toolkit (MEB).

3 bn

euros will go toward the development of the three German component sites: Braunschweig, Kassel, and Salzgitter.


The Volkswagen brand is to invest €2.9 billion in its ­Wolfsburg plant by 2022. One of the measures planned for the parent factory, which currently employs more than 60,000 ­employees, is the consolidation of production for the next generation of the Golf family. Currently more than 80 e-Golf1 roll daily off the line.

1,400 electric cars

will be produced daily in Zwickau as of 2022. The site is transforming into a factory dedicated exclusively to electric mobility. During the initial phase, Volkswagen will be concentrating on series production of its ­future e-vehicles built using the new modular electric drive toolkit (or MEB). The first car from the new generation of electric vehicles, the I.D, is scheduled to launch in 2020.


The Emden factory, which employs some 9,000 staff, will be the home of production for the entire Passat family from the end of 2018. A total of €1.1 billion will be invested in the plant for this purpose.

70 e-Golf1

a day are set to roll off the production line at the Transparent Factory in Dresden starting next year. Rising demand has ­resulted in a two-fold increase in ­production capacity. The current one-shift model used at the factory will be ­­changed to a two-shift operation.


Volkswagen has set aside more than €800 million for the development of its component plant in Salzgitter (just ­under 7,000 employees). New facilities will include a Center of Excellence for batteries and a pilot plant for battery cell production.


The components factory in ­Braunschweig (around 7,000 ­employees) will receive over €750 million in the next five years. The plant currently produces the battery systems for the e-up!2, e-Golf1, and Passat GTE3.


Kassel will receive around €1.5 billion. The component plant (around 16,500 employees) will continue to be the main plant for electric drives, and will also produce the MEB powertrain.

In 2020, Volkswagen will produce

100,000 electric vehicles

The new vehicle generation will launch almost simultaneously in Europe, China, and the United States. At least one million electric cars are planned for 2025.

Investments in sites

Around the world, vehicle manufacturing plants such as Pamplona, Spain; Palmela, Portugal; and Bratislava,­ ­Slovakia, are preparing for more MQB vehicles. SUV ­projects that are future-­oriented and adapted to the market are planned for sites in Mexico, the U.S., South America, and Russia.