Production at Volkswagen's Zwickau plant resumed yesterday, meaning that construction of the ID.3 electric car has resumed. Work will take place at a slower pace at first, in an attempt to protect the workforce it is putting back into factories.
At first, the plant will only produce 50 new vehicles per day or roughly one-third of its full operational potential. Zwickau is the brand's first German plant to restart production. Production of supply plants resumed before Zwickau, as did production at all of the brand's Chinese plants.
“We have reached an agreement with the company on new measures to protect employees," said Jens Rothe Chairman of the General Works Council. "One thing is clear: We will not be taking any risks, the health of employees has absolute priority – even if it means producing fewer cars”, Rothe said.