VW boss of labor wants faster deployment of electric cars in Wolfsburg – Braunschweiger Zeitung

A technician works on the assembly line of Volkswagen’s ID.3 electric car in Zwickau, Germany on June 23, 2021. REUTERS / Matthias Rietschel / File Photo

BERLIN, October 2 (Reuters) – Volkswagen works council chairman (VOWG_p.DE) wants the automaker to advance electric vehicle production at its main plant in Wolfsburg to 2024 to make it more competitive, reported on Saturday newspaper.

The Braunschweiger Zeitung quoted works council chief Daniela Cavallo as saying that a global chip shortage and the COVID-19 pandemic are slashing production at the plant this year and that she needs to create a new model for guarantee its competitiveness.

“The site needs a faster path to electric mobility,” the newspaper quoted Cavallo, adding that this is expected to happen in 2024.

As part of its Trinity project, VW has developed a flagship electric sedan that will be built in Wolfsburg from 2026.

The production of electric vehicles in Wolfsburg earlier would solve capacity utilization issues that are causing fears among the factory workforce, where workers are working short shifts “Kurzarbeit”, according to the newspaper, according to Cavallo .

Written by Paul Carrel; Editing by David Holmes

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