It appears that Volkswagen is halting car production in Dresden.

Volkswagen-Mitarbeiter in der Gläsernen Manufaktur in Dresden

Volkswagen-Mitarbeiter in der Gläsernen Manufaktur in Dresden


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Volkswagen apparently intends to cease vehicle production at the Transparent Factory in Dresden. This is reported by „Automobilwoche“. However, the location will be maintained and the approximately 300 employees will be assigned different tasks, according to the business newspaper citing company sources. Since the beginning of 2021, the ID.3 electric car has been manufactured in Dresden.

A spokesperson for VW stated on Sunday that the company does not engage in speculation. „The Volkswagen passenger car brand is currently working on a detailed package of measures to implement a performance program in an open-ended manner.“ The goal is to further increase global competitiveness and address the volatile market situation. However, the location-independent agreement for job security until 2029 remains unchanged.

Jobabbau in Zwickau

The Transparent Factory was put into operation in 2002. Initially, Phaetons were built there, later followed by Bentleys, the electric Golf, and finally the ID.3. In the spring of this year, the 150,000th vehicle rolled off the assembly line in Dresden.

Last week, it was already announced that VW is cutting jobs in Zwickau due to weak demand for electric cars. 269 temporary contracts, which will expire shortly after a year, will not be extended. According to „Automobilwoche“, the future of additional temporary positions in the next three years is uncertain.