Production of VW’s eCrafter launched in Poland
Volkswagen Poznań, a Polish unit of the German car maker, has launched regular production of VW electric Crafter model at its Września plant, western Poland, the company announced.
After nearly two years of cooperation with the VW plant in Hanover, Września took over the complete production of the eCrafter.
The vehicle will be the second, next to MAN eTGE, fully electric model produced at the plant in Września. By the end of 2020, the factory is to produce a total of some 2,000 e-vehicles, including over 1,200 eCrafters. In 2021, the plant is to produce 1,400 eCrafters.
The e-Crafter electric delivery van has been constructed on the base of the existing Crafter model solely produced in Poland.
The plant in Września is one of the most modern automotive factories in the world, Volkswagen Poznań Board CEO Dietmar Mnich told a Tuesday press conference. He added that the decision to produce the eCrafter has secured jobs in the Września plant.
Volkswagen Poznań is the largest car manufacturer in Poland and the largest employer in western Poland with the workforce of over 11,000 people. It operates four plants located in Poznań, Swarzędz and Września.
Each day, 1,170 new vans, VW Caddy, VW Transporter, VW Crafter models and MAN TGE cars, including electric cars, roll-off from the plants' production lines.
In 2019, Volkswagen Poznań manufactured a total of 266,127 delivery vehicles.