Volkswagen is engaging seriously with future topics such as e-mobility, digitalization, and networked driving. As a result, Emden will become the second German location, after Zwickau, where Volkswagen will be building only electric vehicles. The necessary personnel change is no longer a future topic – it is already happening in practice. Around 100 colleagues from Emden took up their posts in the Kassel components plant in January. In the future, they will be deployed in gearbox manufacturing. After a week to think things over, these employees decided last autumn to take advantage of the new opportunity. The Kassel plant offers a workplace with future prospects and – as a new, added benefit – a permanent contract.