The number of fully electric cars rolling off the assembly line at Volvo Car Gent will be going through the roof. By the end of 2022, the Flanders-based plant should be capable of producing up to 135,000 fully electric cars annually, three times as many as before. To reach that number, some adjustments are necessary, including a capacity boost in the welding department. But batteries are also a critical aspect of manufacturing the electric cars. These batteries are assembled and tested in a separate part of the Volvo Car Gent factory. That’s where expansion is crucial.
Plans to expand the battery factory were submitted in early 2022 and received the green light from the Ghent city council at the end of July.