VW & SEAT bring Battery GigaFabrik & Small Stromer to Spain

VW & SEAT bring Battery GigaFabrik & Small Stromer to Spain-battery

In Europe alone, the VW Group together with partners wants to build six Giga factories with a production capacity of a total of 240 GWh. In Sweden, VW works closely with Northvolt. When selecting further locations, the Group is set to Spain – the home of his brand SEAT. As further known, the VW Group also wants to settle the production of its planned electrical car series (“Small Bev”) from 2025 also in Spain.

When these plans are implemented, Spain becomes a strategic column of the electrification plan of the VW Group. Thus, the two car manufacturers want to work together with the Spanish government to transform the country into a leading e-mobility hub. In addition, both companies will apply for participation in the strategic project for recovery and economic transformation (Perte).

The construction of a battery cell GigaFabrik seeks the VW Group as part of the “Future: Fast Forward” project. After Sweden and Germany, Spain could thus be the third location for one of six giga factories in Europe. In addition, it was planned to manufacture the Small-Bev family in Spain. Like Seat in his message, the Small-BEV family will send a key role in democratizing electromobility in Europe, as they will make climate-neutral e-mobility accessible to more customers.

“Spain could become a strategic pillar of our electrification strategy. We are willing to build the entire value chain of e-mobility in the country – from the production of electric vehicles and components for electric vehicles to a new battery cell factory of the Group. Depending on the general framework conditions and state support, the Small-BEV family could be built in Spain from 2025.”- Herbert this, CEO of the Volkswagen Group

Thomas Schmall, Board member of Volkswagen AG for the Technology division, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the SEAT S.A., leads the thoughts about the Spanish GigaFabrik site: “The location would ensure the supply of planned electric vehicle production in Spain. As with our first two planned factories in Salzgitter and SkellefteĆ„, we would like to build the potential GigaFabrik together with a strategic partner. In its final expansion phase at the end of the decade, the work could have an annual capacity of 40 gigawatt hours.”

Back to the Small-Bev family, which could be manufactured in Spain. As the manufacturer gives to understand, the electric vehicle for urban traffic would be a project with a great potential volume. It would be an important milestone on the way to sustainability and fight against climate change and could become the engine for the transformation of the Spanish automotive industry. This segment of 20.000 to 25.000 Euro is crucial to make electromobility accessible to the wide mass and achieve the goals of the Green Deal.

Wayne Griffiths, CUPRA CEO of CUPRA, arranges the targeted development of Seat as follows: “We want to work together with the Spanish government to transform the country into a leading e-mobility hub and the work of Seat in Martorell to make a factory for pure electric vehicles. The Iberian Peninsula is crucial for achieving climate-neutral mobility in Europe to 2050. We are ready to transform the Spanish automotive industry and significantly contribute to the deconbonization of Southwesturopa.”

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2 thoughts on “VW & SEAT bring Battery GigaFabrik & Small Stromer to Spain”

  1. The misfortune is just that Small does not mean Small here. 20K entry-level price is meant. The car becomes significantly larger than previous small BEV, namely just under 4m long and it will not be narrow. Because it must apply the MEB.

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  2. There are suns in Spain SATT, Ideal to produce plenty of eco flow with PV systems, with which batteries and E cars can be produced and supplied via charging columns.

    Spain could become a pattern country for battery electric drives and with smaller electric car show that you do not need 2 tons to carry 1 – 2 persons or even 4 person.

    With a large number of e-cars could serve batteries as a cheaper buffer (the e-car would be quasi for free) to save the electricity surplus and return at night.

    VW is later on it, but may overtake all other manufacturers in Europe at the E-car. Above all, the experiments of the French brands with H2 transporters I see as a wrong path, as they can achieve much cheaper compared to purely battery electrical drives with the same weight.

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