Electro Mobility is one of the most important future issues in the automotive industry. In many countries, electro mobility is promoted by politics. In Germany, for example, one million electric vehicles should be approved by the year 2020.
The automotive manufacturers react to this trend. Meanwhile, the car manufacturers offer a wide range of vehicles for electro mobility, both as hybrid vehicles and as pure electric vehicles. Volkswagen will manufacture the new electric Golf in the "Gläserne Manufaktur" in Dresden. In addition to the Autostadt Wolfsburg, the "Gläserne Manufaktur" will be the production and delivery point for the Volkswagen brand electric vehicles.
The Gläserne Manufaktur and the production of the E-Golf, which has a range of up to 300 kilometers, are a symbol of the company's strategic goal of selling around two to three million electric cars per year by 2025. This means that every third vehicle from Volkswagen would be equipped with an electric drive, and Volkswagen wants to bring more than 30 fully electric vehicles onto the market.
At the beginning of November 2016, Volkswagen and the Saxon state capital Dresden signed a cooperation agreement in which they agreed to develop Dresden as a model city for electro mobility and digitalization. The expansion of the charging infrastructure for electric cars and the conversion of the entire municipal car fleet to electric cars, for example, were agreed.