News Digest Item
10 Nov 2016

“First VW battery factory to be built in Germany”

dpa/Focus

Europe’s largest carmaker VW will build its first factory for battery production in Germany, fulfilling a key employee demand, reports newswire dpa. VW CEO Matthias Müller confirmed the plans but did not want to say how many people will work in the new factory. According to the report, it seems likely that VW will buy battery cells from a supplier and only assemble them into batteries. 

Read the report in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility, the article VW, Daimler take key step for e-mobility at Paris Car Show, as well as the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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