Volkswagen suspends EV production in Germany


Volkswagen will suspend the production of electric vehicles / EV / in Germany in two factories this week because the war in Ukraine made it difficult to procure components. This situation affected the production of battery electric vehicles of the Volkswagen, Audi and Cupra brands.

These are models that use Volkswagen’s MEB platform. Production will be stopped at factories in Zwickau and Dresden from Tuesday to Friday, a spokesman for the German giant said.

The statement said that the Volkswagen Group has a global network of 40,000 suppliers and that there are suppliers from Ukraine among them. “Due to the current situation in this region, disruptions in the supply chain may follow,” the spokesman said.

At the moment, the production of cables for electrical installations is suspended in Ukraine, among other things.

VW ID models were affected by the suspension of production. 3, ID. 4, ID 5, Audi Q4 etron and Cupra Born. Zwickau is currently Volkswagen’s most important location for the production of electric cars. Under normal circumstances, this factory produces 1,200 cars a day.

Volkswagen has previously faced the problem of semiconductor shortages.

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