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E-Golf Discontinued: Volkswagen Launches ID.3

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The Volkswagen e-Golf, one of the most popular electric vehicles in Europe, is giving way to the all-new Volkswagen ID.3 electric car.

Today, on December 23, 2020, the last Volkswagen e-Golf has rolled off the assembly line of the Transparent Factory in Dresden, according to the automaker’s official website. Since March 2017, more than 50,000 e-Golfs have been produced there.

At the beginning of 2021, Volkswagen will stop production at the Dresden facility for three weeks to switch to the ID.3. The first cars should be manufactured at the end of January.

Thomas Echlig, Chairman of the Works Council at Gläserne Manufaktur, believes the start of assembly of the ID.3 is a very good news for employees. He emphasizes that there is a stable employment for the main staff and positive prospects for the future.

The Volkswagen e-Golf entered the market in 2013 and was produced in Wolfsburg until the summer of 2020. In 2017, Gläserne Manufaktur started production in parallel to meet the strong demand for the model. For more than seven years, two German factories have made almost 146,000 e-Golfs. In terms of sales, the e-Golf is one of the most popular electric vehicles in Europe, especially in Norway and Germany.

The Volkswagen ID.3 became the first model of the brand based on the MEB platform. This architecture is designed for electric vehicles and allows them to make the most of their capabilities. The ID.3 has a long range, a spacious interior and a dynamic driving style.

Since entering the European market in September 2020, more than 28,000 IDs have been sold. 3. The basic version will cost less than 30,000 euros and will be available to order in early 2021.

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