Volkswagen: It appears that VW 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 retained and the approximately 300 employees will be assigned different tasks, according to the business newspaper citing company sources. The ID.3 electric car has been manufactured in Dresden since early 2021.

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

Die Gläserne Manufaktur wurde 2002 in Betrieb genommen. Anfangs wurden dort Phaetons gebaut, später folgten Bentleys, der Elektrogolf und schließlich der ID.3. Im Frühjahr dieses Jahres rollte das 150.000. Fahrzeug in Dresden vom Band.

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