VW labour boss wants faster electric car rollout at Wolfsburg – Braunschweiger Zeitung

BERLIN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The head of Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) works council wants the carmaker to bring forward production of electric vehicles at its main plant in Wolfsburg to 2024 make it more competitive, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

The Braunschweiger Zeitung quoted works council chief Daniela Cavallo as saying a global chip shortage and the COVID-19 pandemic were reducing output at the plant this year and it needed to make a new model to secure its competitiveness.

“The site needs a faster path to e-mobility,” the newspaper quoted Cavallo as saying, adding this should happed in 2024.

Under its Trinity project, VW has been developing a flagship electric sedan to be built at Wolfsburg from 2026.

Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by David Holmes
Source : Reuters