Volkswagen phases out the e-Golf for the ID.3

The Volkswagen e-Golf has been phased out following the launch of the ID.3 and ID.4. This means the e-Golf will no longer be available to buy new. The Dresden production plant, where the all-electric Golf was produced, is being transformed ready for the first ID.3 to roll off its assembly line.

These new ID.3 models are expected by the end of January. Danny Auerswald, head of plant of the Dresden Transparent Factory says: "The end of the e-Golf is also the start of the final preparations for the ID.3. In just a few weeks, we will be opening the next chapter for the Transparent Factory. After Zwickau, we are the second location in Europe to manufacture vehicles based on the new modular e-drive system. Volkswagen is thus underlining the importance of the Saxon plants in the group-wide e-offensive."

The e-Golf launched in 2014 and represented an excellent choice for drivers who wanted to take their first foray into electric driving.

The ID.3 is the first vehicle to be based on Volkswagen's Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). The platform was developed specifically for EVs and makes the best possible use of the possibilities of electric mobility. This includes range, interior space, and handling.

Since the ID.3 launched in September 2020, more than 28,000 cars have been handed over to customers.

Thomas Aehlig, Chairman of the Works Council of the Transparent Factory in Dresden says: "The start of assembly of the ID.3 is very good news for the workforce and the reward for the many efforts made in the transformation of the site since 2016. We have thus achieved sustainable job security for the core workforce and a positive future perspective for the site."

Find out more about the ID.3 here

Jess Shanahan

Author:Jess Shanahan
Date Updated:4th Jan 2021

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