VWCV Hanover to to be a multi-brand site from 2024
Posted on 19 Nov 2020 and read 717 times
At a meeting last week, the Volkswagen Group supervisory board confirmed the production of new cars by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) in Hanover will begin in 2024. In addition to its own T model range and the ID. BUZZ, VWCV will in future also produce three fully electric D-SUV models for further brands of the Group. Backed by investment of around 680 million euros, Hanover is being developed into a multi-brand site.
Dr Carsten Intra, chairman of the board of mManagement at VWCV, said: “Our main plant in Hanover is becoming the production site for three completely new premium electric vehicles in the Group.
“These D-SUVs are genuine flagship projects: premium, 100% electric and highly automated. Today’s decision by the Volkswagen supervisory board is thus an important milestone for our high-tech site and a great show of faith in the productivity of our team.
He continued: “We were able to secure this decision in favour of our location with our assured efficiency and top level of production quality. My thanks are due today to every one of our colleagues whose work made this pioneering decision possible.”
Bertina Murkovic, VWCV Works Council chair, said: “The competition with other Group brands was tough. But ultimately, backed by our site agreement and with our expertise in quality production we were able to win these products for Hanover.
“A level of utilisation that, as agreed, ensures our employment levels along the demographic curve has thus been secured for the coming years. The new Multivan, the ID. BUZZ and now the D-SUVs are our portfolio for this decade. No greater security than this could be established at the current time for the location or the workforce.”
For the future manufacturing of these vehicles VWCV is building a new production line at the Hannover site. In this way the site is once again clearly speeding up its already initiated transformation towards electric mobility and is becoming a multi-brand plant.
The fully electric ID. BUZZ is due to roll off the production line as early as 2022, leading the Bulli icon from Hanover into a new electric era.