Volkswagen ID.3 Electric Car Production Resumes: Slow Rate, New Safety Measures

Production of the Volkswagen e-Golf in Dresden will resume on April 27.

As announced, today Volkswagen restarted production of the ID.3 in Zwickau, following the stoppage that began in mid-March. It’s the first plant in Germany to be back online.

The company has decided to cautiously resume the assembly – “slowly and gradually”, starting from 50 ID.3 per day or a third of what it was in early March.

To keep the process safe, a comprehensive package of measures was implemented to prevent coronavirus spread. The “reduced capacity and significantly slower cycle times” also should help employees to do the job without compromising safety.

“Numerous additional measures to protect the health of the workforce are being implemented, and the restart is also oriented to the gradual stabilization of international supply chains.”

“In addition, numerous production processes are being optimized, and consistent minimum distances and increased hygiene standards apply in all areas. A works agreement on the action required for the resumption of production detailing the individual measures has been agreed. All the rules also apply to employees of external partners and service providers on the factory premises.”

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