The 7,900 employees there will be happy to hear that. However, many of them are wondering just what the switch to electric mobility will mean for their work.
Basically, electric cars still have four wheels, four doors and a steering wheel. Of course, many of the work processes will change. We have to prepare the entire assembly line for a significantly higher degree of mechanization. We plan to train parts of the assembly workforce as experts in high-voltage technology. Other employees will be trained in connectivity and Internet services; both these topics already play a big part in the I.D. series. But after all, we are not starting completely from scratch at Volkswagen Saxony. In Dresden, we have already gained experience in electric mobility with the production of the e-Golf1. Now we have to transfer this knowledge to the production of the I.D.