In the future, VW will turn the vehicle into a future factory for the production of electromobiles. This will not only affect the protection of the climate.
With the electrical model identification of Zwickau. For the first time, the Volkswagen Group will provide a car to consumers that will be produced on a carbon-neutral basis throughout the entire delivery and production chain. In the production process, carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced or decreased as much as possible. This Thursday for the e-mobility of the Volkswagen brand, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of VW Saxon Thomas Ulbrick. Harmful emissions are compensated by climate protection measures.
According to Ulrich, measures to prevent CO2 in the construction of power plants include energy-efficient production of battery cells. Suppliers of green energy that use renewable energy sources agree. While the battery cells come from Hungary and Poland, manufacturers can access green power, assure the VW board. "This eco-balance of the electronic car can be further improved with a large lever," said Ulbric.
External power supply at Zwickau plant will turn into green energy by 100% by 2017. Electricity is supplied by hydroelectric power stations in Austria. "We want to make a significant contribution to climate protection with electric machines," said VW Saxon Head.
When launching the ID-model, the new generation is not just a climatic protection issue. The product should be more efficient, reasonable and flexible. Zwickau has six different types of production lines. Three of the Volkswagen brands, Audi and two models of seats. "After the recovery, we will improve our productivity by 20 percent," Ulbrich said.
To this end, the car factory will become a digital flagship factory. The sight is the "future plant" – an intellectual, stable and fully-fledged factory. Digitalization affects all production sectors of varying degrees. The construction of the car reached a level of automation of 95% and the paint shop was also highly automated, the degree of automation in the process of turning into electronic mobility almost tripled. For example, Volkswagen expands human-robot cooperation in Zwickau and relies on modern, linear production robots. A total of 1700 robots are used when the factory is fully restored. For example, in the future the electronic car case will be automatically set up as a full module with an industrial robot. Despite the increase in production through automation, currently the number of jobs at the plant is expected to remain at the level of 7.7 thousand. Guarantee of employment with employees is agreed until 2025.