The Bavarian arm of the Industrial Union of Metalworkers (IG Metall) is calling for state support for a battery cell factory in the southern German state, news agency dpa reports in an article carried by Welt Online. “The state government should extend financial support to the establishment of a consortium that not only researches the cell, but produces it as well,” the head of Bavarian IG Metall, Jürgen Wechsler, told dpa. The car industry, which employs 400,000 people in the state, must not be dependent on battery cells produced in Asia, the union argues.
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