Emden (dpa) - Volkswagen has further specified the conversion planning for its future pure electric car plant in Emden. From the first half of 2022, the electric SUV ID.4 is to be built there, and further purely electric models will be added later, the company said on Monday.

The world's largest car company plans to invest around one billion euros in East Frisia. However, the production of vehicles with internal combustion engines will continue in Emden for a transition period of several years. The “Handelsblatt” had previously reported on this. So far, the Passat has mainly been built here.

The first steps towards restructuring production on E-models had started in Emden in spring. First VW switches to Zwickau in Saxony - the last combustion engine was manufactured there in June. Volkswagen wants to become the world market leader for e-mobility and is also competing against its US rival Tesla.

In 2025, every fifth vehicle manufactured in the group is to have an electric motor, corresponding to a number of 2.5 million. The total investment will amount to 33 billion euros by 2024, of which a third will be for the VW main brand cars. In Germany, the group's electric vehicles are to be produced in addition to Zwickau and Emden in Hanover, Zuffenhausen and Dresden.

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