Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has announced its Hannover production site will produce innovative electric vehicles including the ID. California all-electric campervan.
“The decisions by the supervisory board confirms our future course, and we’re investing in the sustainable expansion of our successful California model series”, explained Dr Carsten Intra, Chairman of the VWCV Brand Board of Management.
Work in Hannover already started on schedule this summer on building the new assembly line, on which production is due to start in 2025. The models to be produced in Hannover will be the new Multivan unveiled in 2021, the T 6.1 and, from 2022, the ID. Buzz (in People Mover and Cargo versions) and the ID. California.
Bertina Murkovic, Chair of the Works Council at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said, “The fact that we are developing the ID. Buzz into the camper segment too is good news for Hannover! The other derivatives decisions for the new Multivan are also to be seen very positively. All in all, with the products now agreed we are at full capacity for this decade. Now we need to get our workforce ready for the changes”.
The VW California model range of campervans has been very popular and in high demand in many countries of the world for many years. The new Caddy California recently completed the range as a micro camper. Despite the challenging market situation, the number of orders received for the California models over the last few months has significantly increased. The ID. California, based on the ID. Buzz, will combine the ongoing trend towards mobile leisure arrangements with sustainable CO2-neutral mobility, the company said.