VW ID.3 Enters Production At Dresden

Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany has kicked off production of the ID.3, becoming the second plant, after Zwickau, that makes the electric hatchback.

The first unit rolled off the line in the presence of several execs, as well as the Saxony Minister of Economy and Transport, Martin Dulig, and the mayor of Dresden, Dirk Hilbert.

“At Dresden, we are already converting the fourth Volkswagen site to the new ID. family and the MEB. At the same time, we are ramping up volume production in the Zwickau electric car plant and in our two Chinese MEB plants every week. In doing so, we reaffirm our ambitions to take on a role as global leaders in electric mobility”, said VW’s Member of the Board of Management for Electric Mobility, Thomas Ulbrich.

Like the (discontinued) e-Golf, production of the ID.3 will start with one shift making 35 units from Monday to Friday. Besides the electric Golf, the plant, which will become the home of VW’s ID. sub-brand, also made the Phaeton luxury sedan from 2001 to 2016 and the Bentley Flying Spur in 2005-2006 and 2013-2014.

Depending on the market, the ID.3 is offered in different trim levels. In Germany, it is offered with three battery options, with a 45 kWh, a 58 kWh and a 77 kWh capacity, with the latter available in the range-topping Pro S and Tour grades, for a driving range of 550 km (341 miles). Pricing sits between €31,495 ($37,951) and €49,685 ($59,870).

Source and photo: carscoops