Everything on electricity – Volkswagen ignites the next stage of the major renovation


High subsidies in prospect
The works council and the state of Lower Saxony as the second largest VW shareholder see good chances that a second battery cell factory will be built in the state. Prime Minister Stephan Weil again brought Emden up for discussion about where Volkswagen has a car factory. Because of the wind energy, the location offers ideal conditions, emphasized Weil. “Electromobility needs green electricity – otherwise the whole switch doesn’t make sense.” For this to succeed, however, a stronger financial commitment by the federal government is necessary. “It cannot be that companies are forced to switch to other countries because there are higher subsidies elsewhere,” explained Weil.