Product expert Ronny Freudenberg greets Zeuke, who can hardly wait to see his future car. “It’s the first time I get to see the color I chose,” he says. He is especially looking forward to the marriage, which is when the drivetrain and the chassis are bolted together. His tour starts. In the production hall, driverless transport systems are delivering components to the assembly workers, who are bolting them together. Car bodies, held by gripper arms as they await their turn, hover above the hardwood floor made of Canadian sycamore. The assembly team makes 72 cars a day here. Last year it set a production record – of 13,735 new e-Golf*.
Sven Zeuke (left) and Ronny Freudenberg (right) inspect an e-Golf chassis.