After 116 years: In Zwickau, the last nitro rolled off the line

With the last burner, the rolled on Friday in Zwickau VW plant, ends an Era for the automobile city: 116 years in the West Saxon town of manufactured cars with

After 116 years: In Zwickau, the last nitro rolled off the line

With the last burner, the rolled on Friday in Zwickau VW plant, ends an Era for the automobile city: 116 years in the West Saxon town of manufactured cars with an internal combustion engine. "The Horch 14-17 PS was in 1904 the first vehicle and thus also of the first burner, which was built in Zwickau," says Bernd Czekalla by the friends of the Zwickau, August Horch Museum.

Measured by the number of the beginnings of the Zwickau car from took mobile production modest: Just 21 cars were built in 1904, 31 vehicles were in the year 1905.

In comparison, VW is building in Zwickau currently 270 E-cars per day. In perspective, it should be around 330,000 in the year. In addition to Volkswagen, the Audi brand has its roots in Zwickau in 1909 automotive pioneer August Horch founded, were built up to 1940, about 11,000 cars with the four rings in Zwickau.

Since 1990, the Saxon town of ran in the West more than six million Volkswagens from the Band. That is almost twice as many as from the GDR cult car Trabant, which was produced from 1957 to 1991 in the VEB sachsenring, the successor of the GDR forced United plants of Horch and Audi.

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 09:19

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