Volkswagen to retool electric car production at Seat in Spain

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Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:51 pm

Volkswagen to retool electric car production at Seat in Spain

The Volkswagen concern intends to convert 70% of the European market’s cars to electric traction by 2030. To achieve this goal, it is clear that it will be necessary to transform the existing production and auxiliary infrastructure significantly. Seat’s Spanish plant could be turned into an electric vehicle and traction battery plant.

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Bloomberg noted that the carmaker is going to submit to the European Commission a project to transform the Seat plant in Martorell, Spain, into a place for the production of traction batteries and electric vehicles. Energy from renewable sources will be used to supply the enterprise. According to Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess, Spain can become a European hub for electric vehicles. The facility in Barcelona’s vicinity will set up an infrastructure for fast charging of produced electric vehicles.

The head of Volkswagen has already met with the Spanish authorities to discuss the project. At the event, the plans of the Seat subsidiary to produce electric vehicles were presented. The firstborn should be Cupra Born, which will debut this year. The Cupra brand became independent three years ago to offer connoisseurs of sporty driving a higher price segment model. Electric cars fit this concept very well. By the end of the decade, Volkswagen intends to offer at least one million electric vehicles of all European market brands every year.

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