News from Volkswagen: ID. Buzz serial production about to start in Hannover
«The start of serial production of the all-electric ID. Buzz is an important milestone in the electrification of our fleet and for the manufacturing operation at the Hannover site», stated Carsten Intra, Chairman of the Brand Management Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz, officially launched earlier this year, will soon start serial production in the so-called Bulli Hannover plant, thus making the Hannover site Volkswagen’s third electric vehicle site in Germany at which the ID. family vehicles are being produced.
«The start of serial production of the all-electric ID. Buzz is an important milestone in the electrification of our fleet and for the manufacturing operation at the Hannover site», stated Carsten Intra, Chairman of the Brand Management Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. «The vehicle is a key pillar in the full utilisation of our factory and is thus safeguarding the future of the site. Now it’s finally here, a moment that the staff at VWCV have worked hard towards over the past years».
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According to the German car and commercial vehicle manufacturer, further conversions were undertaken in the vehicle production facility at the Hannover plant for the new ID. Buzz. These included the building of a new body shop and new sections for electrical parts on the assembly line. «Over the last two years, the production facility has been continually prepared for the manufacture of the new all-electric vehicles, while the T6.1 and since last year the New Multivan have simultaneously been made here in Hannover», added Josef Baumert, Member of the VWCV Brand Management Board for Production and Logistics during the official celebrations to mark the start of production. «We are now manufacturing three ‘Bulli’ product lines with three different drive system concepts in our plant here. This means complexity makes huge demands of our workforce». In order to ensure a smooth start to full production, around 4,000 employees were given training at the facility on the new model and the working processes.