VOLKSWAGEN has promised to produce 1,500 electric vehicles per day in a major effort to bring more EVs to its range.
The carmaker says these will be manufactured at its Zwickau factory in Saxony, Germany, adding that it plans for the plant to be its hub for producing next-generation electric cars.
It comes after VW slowed down production of its diesel range following the dieselgate scandal.
During an official visit from Saxony’s new Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU), the company said that it plans to manufacture 1,500 electric cars per day at the location, according to newspaper Sächsische Zeitung.
This amount equates to the same level as American firm Tesla’s Model 3 production.
It will also be a big boost for the region as the company may be looking to employ more workers because the factory currently only has the capacity to produce 1,350 vehicles per day.
VW will also need to develop the plant to cope with the growth.
Production will start next year and ramp up through 2020, according to the report.
VW’s series of “I.D.” concept vehicles powered by the company’s new MEB platform are expected to serve as the basis of a series of new production electric cars.