VW to Offer Manufacturing DIY Experience for e-Golf Customers

January 11, 2019 at 12:24 PM

Customers who order Volkswagen AG’s all-electric VW e-Golf car will have the opportunity to help assemble the vehicle at the company’s low-volume plant in Dresden, Germany.

For €390 ($450), buyers can take part in four assembly stations under the guidance of VW workers.

The carmaker lists three of the four stations—for installing the dashboard, drivetrain and radiator grille—that will be included in the do-it-yourself program.

VW began building the e-Golf in Dresden last summer. Production of the EV is due to end in 2020, at which time the plant will switch to one or more unspecified electrics built on VW’s new MEB modular platform.

VW opened the “Glaserne Manufaktur” (transparent factory) in 2002—to build the ultra-luxury Phaeton—as a futuristic vision of an assembly plant. Inside, glass walls enable customers to watch as their cars are completed. The slow-selling Phaeton was discontinued in 2017.