Electric car production expected to skyrocket in Germany

Annual production of electric cars in Germany is expected to increase to around 600,000 cars by 2022 – and to more than 1.1 million by 2025.

ID.3 production at Volkswagen Zwickau plant – (photo by VW)

Every fourth car will be electric

According to a study, almost every fourth car produced in Germany will be fully electric by 2025. The annual production of electric cars in Germany will increase almost eightfold from 2019 to 2022 to around 600,000 vehicles and will increase further to more than 1.1 million by 2025.

This is the result of a study presented on Wednesday in Erfurt by the Chemnitz Automotive Institute CATI with the branch networks of automotive suppliers Saxony AMZ and Automotive Thuringia.

Half of Europe’s electric cars will be made in Germany

For the study, the strategies and company data from all 18 car manufacturers based in Europe were evaluated. According to this, a good half of all fully electric cars manufactured in Europe will be produced at German locations in five years.

“We are currently observing a ramp-up in e-mobility, which is still taking place with the handbrake on,” explained Werner Olle, member of the board of directors of the Chemnitz Institute. However, this will change in the next two years.

Automakers and suppliers must ramp up production to meet demand

According to Olle, manufacturers urgently need the electrical boom in order to meet the political targets for CO2 emissions and avoid fines. However, they also failed to initiate corresponding product developments in good time. The result is currently long delivery times for both fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

Electric drive production at Volkswagen Brussels plant – (photo by VW)

The managing director of Automotive Thuringia, Rico Chmelik, warned to underestimate the trend reversal towards electromobility. All suppliers are called upon to deal intensively with this. The automotive industry – which in Thuringia is characterized by supplier companies – is struggling with the effects of structural change.

Contact the author: alfonsohayes@wheelsjoint.com

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