Production of the e-Golf has ended altogether at the Volkswagen ‘Transparent Factory’ in Dresden, Germany, as the final example of the zero-emission hatchback rolled off the assembly line today (December 23).
The electric model was produced at the Dresden facility since 2017, with Volkswagen building a total of 145,561 examples, including the 95,160 examples produced in Wolfsburg from 2014 until the summer of 2020.
Starting next year, the factory will be prepared for the series production of the ID.3.
“The end of the e-Golf is also the start of the final preparations for the ID.3. In just a few weeks, we will be opening the next chapter for the Transparent Factory”, said the plant’s chief, Danny Auerswald. “After Zwickau, we are the second location in Europe to manufacture vehicles based on the new modular e-drive system. Volkswagen is thus underlining the importance of the Saxon plants in the group-wide E-offensive.”
The Dresden plant was inaugurated in 2001, and it was used for the assembly of the VW Phaeton between 2001 and 2016. In total, 84,235 units of the flagship sedan were made. Another 2,186 units of the Bentley Flying Spur were also built at the factory in 2005-2006 and 2013-2014, and 50,401 units of the e-Golf, including the last-ever example, which is finished in Urano Grey.
Launched in 2014 and updated in 2017, the e-Golf had a total driving range of up to 144 miles (231 km) on the WLTP cycle. The 35.9 kWh battery powered an electric motor that generated 134-horsepower.