News Digest Item
06 Nov 2018

VW looks at converting its Emden plant to build electric cars - report

Handelsblatt / Reuters

Carmaker VW will consider plans to convert its factories in Emden and Hanover to build electric cars at a strategy review on November 16, report Stefan Menzel and Martin Murphy in business daily Handelsblatt. The company’s plant in Emden near the North Sea could become VW’s second location dedicated exclusively to electric mobility, and insiders told Handelsblatt there are discussions to use wind power in order to make production climate-neutral, and to add battery cell production as well. VW declined to comment.

Read a Reuters report on the Handelsblatt article in English here.

For background, read the factsheet  Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility and the dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.

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