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VW Works Council Tell Volkswagen They Are Being Far Too Lazy & Feckless Over EV Transition

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The VW works council, which is a form of corporate-controlled unionisation, did not in any way call out VW for being lazy and feckless over the transition to an EV future. We, DCBHQ, believe Volkswagen is dragging their feet over the switch to EV despite launching the apology tour that is the ID3 and ID4. VW works council members and spokespersons have to be far more professional and use conciliatory language. But we here at DCBHQ are more than happy to call out VW, who are lazy and feckless in regards to EV in general.

Daniela Cavallo, VW works council chief, released a subtly worded statement over the weekend urging VW to speed up the company’s EV roadmap:

“The location needs a quicker way toward e-mobility,”

While Daniela is a person of few words she is reportedly urging VW to push the production of VW’s flagship EV sedan, codenamed Project Trinity, forward to 2024. The VW board is targeting 2026 for Project Trinity to begin production at its Wolfsburg facility. Wolfsburg manufacturers around 780K cars per year and builds the Tiguan, Touran, Golf and Seat Tarraco.

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However, the global chip shortage has hampered production forcing VW to cut working hours for the first two weeks of October. As a result production targets are expected to fall by around 20-percent. VW CEO, Herbert Diess is sketching out the fantasy that Wolfsburg will become a match for Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory, which is slated to begin production in 2022.


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