VW stops production of electric vehicles

VW stops production of electric vehicles

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Volkswagen plants in Zwickau and Dresden will not release a single electric vehicle this week. The reason for this is the lack of chips, according to automobilwoche.de.

The shortage of semiconductors today is one of the most discussed and acute topics in the global automotive industry. It is enough just to look at the problems that this crisis is entailing, and it becomes clear that it sometimes has dire consequences for manufacturers.

And Volkswagen is arguably the worst hit as management was forced to halt EV production this week. The new order affects only two factories in Saxony, but this is enough to hit the business, as VAG lacks 5 thousand electric cars Volkswagen ID.3, ID.4, Audi Q4 e-tron, Q4 e-tron Sportback, and Cupra Born.

Interestingly, this is the first time that Saxon enterprises have suffered from a deficit, since the concern redistributed the bulk of the chips to electric cars that were produced there. And this was done often to the detriment of the main production in Wolfsburg. In addition, it is worth noting that VAG also had to shut down its internal combustion engine plant in Chemnitz.

Note that in addition to Volkswagen, the European branch of Ford is also experiencing serious problems. Three of the company’s four factories in the region are currently either shut down or have drastically reduced production rates.

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