News Digest Item
03 Sep 2018

VW CEO says company managers should switch to staff cars with electric engines

Welt Online

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has told employees that the company’s managers should swap their staff cars for e-cars, Nicolaus Doll writes in Welt Online. According to the article, Diess told VW managers that the company would not be able to convince customers to buy electric cars while its employees use fuel-guzzling SUVs with diesel engines. As early as next year, the company is aiming to have one electric vehicle in every 10 of VW’s 20,000 company cars in Germany, with the number set to rise “significantly” in 2020, Diess said.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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