Volkswagen starts factory production of electric car


The Volkswagen Group officially started series production of its ID.3 electric car Monday, with the German auto giant aiming to become a world leader in the growing field of e-mobility.

A ceremony, held at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant, was attended by CEO Herbert Diess and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among others.

In a speech, excerpts of which were published online, Diess said that the ID.3 would “make an important contribution to the breakthrough of e-mobility.”

“It makes clean individual mobility accessible to millions of people and is a milestone for our company on the road to becoming climate-neutral by 2050,” he added.

In an announcement on its website, Volkswagen described its…


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