Production of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz Cargo has got underway at the brand’s commercial vehicle plant in Hannover.
Alongside Zwickau and Emden, Hannover is Volkswagen’s third electric vehicle site in Germany where the ID. family vehicles are being produced. Alongside Zwickau and Emden, Hannover is Volkswagen’s third electric vehicle site in Germany where the ID. family vehicles are being produced.
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.
Josef Baumert, Member of the VWCV Brand Management Board for Production and Logistics, and Stavros Christidis, Chairman of the VWCV Works Council, celebrated the start of ID. Buzz production along with many employees.
Baumert said: “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.
“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.
“The start of full production of the ID. Buzz marks the launch of a new icon here at VWCV in Hannover,” said Christidis during the celebrations. “The ‘Bulli of the future’ is safeguarding jobs at our brand headquarters in Hannover.”
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is planning to produce up to 15,000 ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo vehicles this year. Once production is up to full speed, as many as 130,000 vehicles per year can in future be produced in Hannover.