The German car manufacturer Volkswagen plans to become Europe's largest carmaker, reducing the production of traditional cars, reports the TV channel "360".
It should be noted that the company therefore adapts to the new conditions, as the issue of the ban on the use of diesel cars is being questioned in the European Union.
According to media reports, the Volkswagen Board of Directors will be held on November 16, in which the possibility of producing 200,000 models of electric cars will be discussed.
Thus, the car plans concern to start production of Volkswagen I.D. Aero in the factory where VW Passat is produced. Another electric car – I. D. Buzz – will be assembled in Hanover, where the production of the T6 minivan is currently under way.
The decision to reduce the production of cars with internal combustion engines and to start producing electric cars could cost Volkswagen 1,400 jobs by 2020. This is due to the fact that electric cars do not require so much time for release, unlike ordinary ones.