VW to stop production at Dresden EV plant

VW to stop production at Dresden EV plant

Automotive News Europe — 2023-09-18

Automotive Industry

Volkswagen Group is planning to stop car production at its Dresden plant after more than 20 years, Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News Europe, reported.

The plant, where 6,500 of the electric ID3 models were produced last year, will continue to operate in some capacity, and its roughly 300 workers will get other tasks, Automobilewoche said, without revealing how it got the information.

VW said last week it’s cutting temporary workers at its Zwickau site, the main electric-vehicle factory in Germany, after a phaseout of a subsidy in the country caused demand for its EVs to drop.

The fate of around 2,000 additional temporary staff remains uncertain.