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23 Jun 2017

Carmaker Audi's workers' council head demands e-car production in Germany

Welt Online

Peter Mosch, head of the workers’ council of German carmaker Audi, has criticised a management decision to locate production of the company’s second electric car abroad, Philipp Vetter reports on Welt Online. “If the company management shows no perspectives for filled production lines in Germany, but only for factories abroad, resentment is understandable and justified,” Mosch said. The VW-subsidiary Audi plans to build its second e-car in a factory in Belgium, where it also assembles its first electric model, an e-SUV slated for market introduction in 2018. Mosch said “high volumes of cars with alternative engines” should also be built in Germany, Vetter reports.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet The Energiewende and German carmakers for more information.

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