Volkswagen is converting its Transparent Factory in Dresden into a production facility again with the new e-Golf to be produced from April next year.

The German automaker will invest more than EUR20m (US$21.2m) in the development of the Transparent Factory into a ‘Centre of Future Mobility,’  while in addition, Volkswagen Sachsen and Dresden recently agreed a partnership to foster e-mobility and digitalisation, aiming  to make Dresden a city for sustainable, integrated urban mobility.

Production in Dresden is to resume at the start of April, 2017, initially in single-shift operation, while customers will be able to take delivery of all electrified models: the e-up, the e-Golf, the Golf GTE and the Passat GTE in Dresden in addition to the Autostadt in Wolfsburg.

Two weeks ago, Volkswagen Sachsen and Dresden, the Saxon capital, signed a cooperation agreement, specifying an expansion of charging infrastructure, the changeover of the entire municipal fleet to electric vehicles, car sharing projects and the development of a business incubator for start-ups in the field of mobility services.