Experience the future. Here
in the Gläserne Manufaktur.

What awaits you here


Production of the e-Golf ends today: 50,401 units manufactured in Dresden since March 2017

Phasing out the e-Golf: Volkswagen prepares to launch the ID.31 at the Transparent Factory in Dresden

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Welcome back to the Transparent Factory

Guided tours in English will be available again from 16 July 2020.

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New vehicle highlights in the experience world

For the first time, the Transparent Factory shows four IDs. Showcars

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E-Cars: already cheaper today

The ID.3 is intended to make e-mobility affordable and practical for everyone. For customers, its total costs are already on a par with those of comparable combustion engine vehicles – and even lower.

Seven big misconceptions – E-car fact check

Expensive, dangerous, unpredictable: there are many reservations about electric cars. We concentrate on seven – and fact check them.

Comparison: your car vs. the ID.3

Do the EV Check and find out how your car performs against an ID.3, e-Golf or e-up!. The free “Volkswagen EV Check” app makes it possible to experience e-mobility.

Experience the
Gläserne Manufaktur

Saxon world premiere

For the first time internationally, a large car factory is completely transformed from a combustion engine to an electric drive. The Volkswagen plant in Zwickau thus becomes the largest and most efficient electric power plant in Europe. All-electric ID.3 have been rolling off the assembly line here since 4 November.

E-battery vs. hydrogen – what’s better?

Battery or fuel cell: which of both is the most sustainable mobility strategy? We explain where, according to the current state of play, the decisive advantages of the e-drive system lie in comparison to the fuel cell. And why Volkswagen’s decision to consistently promote e-mobility is the right one.

E-Mobility is the future

Volkswagen is driving e-mobility forward more consistently than any other automaker. The Group is demonstrating this at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt. All the facts at a glance, combined with three infographics.

Every working day, 80 e-Golf are rolled off the production line in the Gläsernen Manufaktur.

On a weekday, this much e-Golf are already produced:

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Your special day with us

Here you can find out how we make your car pickup an unforgettable e-experience day with plenty of fun and infotainment.

Tips for your first e-drive

Driving an electric vehicle can mean having to adopt a new approach in many respects. Here are some tips and rules to keep in mind before setting off on the first drive in your e-Golf or e-up!.

Dresden highlights

From baroque to smart city - discover the diversity of Dresden and our event recommendations and hotel tips.

The Manufacture in
facts and figures


square meters of glass installed for the Manufaktur's facade


driverless transport vehicles

2,15 million

visitors since the inauguration

What´s it about

Few areas of life have changed so fundamentally as the field of mobility. With its start-up Incubator, the Gläserne Manufaktur has established a development program for start-ups in the field of mobility services in order to give them the chance to play a role in shaping the mobility transformation with their ideas

Apply? Apply!

Do you have a great business idea for mobility services or production and logistics 4.0, but need a strong partner to help you bring it to market? Then apply for the Future Mobility Incubator at Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory in Dresden.

Five start-ups make a virtual start to the next round

Startups from the fields of battery sensor technology, charging and digital learning