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Wolfsburg, 24 February 2017

Milestone at Volkswagen's main plant in Wolfsburg 44 million vehicles produced

  • Record vehicle is a Golf GTE1
  • Plant management and Works Council honor team performance

Employees with plant management and Works Council as the record vehicle rolls off the production line. Employees with plant management and Works Council as the record vehicle rolls off the production line.

Precisely 44 million vehicles have left Volkswagen's main plant in Wolfsburg since production started about 72 years ago. The record vehicle, a Dark Iron Golf GTE, rolled off the production line today in the presence of the plant management, the Works Council and employees.

With 44 million vehicles produced, Europe's largest automobile plant in Wolfsburg has reached a further milestone in vehicle production. The list is headed by the Golf, with about 18 million vehicles, followed by the Beetle, produced until 1975, with almost 12 million units.

Plant Manager Dr. Stefan Loth emphasized: "Today‘s milestone is a fantastic achievement of our team. The 44 million vehicles produced at our main plant not only represent a huge figure but also send out a strong signal for Volkswagen in Wolfsburg."

Works Council member Jürgen Hildebrandt said: "Our workforce has proved millions of times that we are capable of producing vehicles of outstanding quality with the highest levels of precision. We are successful in these efforts because our colleagues are well qualified, with considerable experience, and the team spirit is right."

Currently, Volkswagen's Wolfsburg plant produces the Golf, Golf Sportsvan, Touran and Tiguan series, including electric vehicles. Since production started in 2014, almost 70,000 e-Golf2 and Golf GTE models have left the production lines. Volkswagen‘s Wolfsburg plant is therefore the company's production facility with the highest production volume of electric vehicles.

The plant also produces components, with the business areas of plastics and chassis, and is an internal system supplier of the Volkswagen Group. Apart from the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg itself which takes 100% of these components from the components unit, the unit also supplies Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA plants throughout the world.



1Golf GTE fuel consumption in l/100 km: combined 1.8 – 1.6, power consumption in kWh/100km: combined 12 – 11.4 , CO2 emissions in g/km: 40 - 36 (combined), efficiency class: A+
2e-Golf (100 kW/136 PS) power consumption in kWh/100km: 12.7 (combined), CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (combined), efficiency class: A+


Volkswagen Communications
Torsten Cramm
Communications,  Wolfsburg Plant
Phone: +49 5361 9-22880

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