Anti-pollution rules can hit profits and sales, says Volkswagen CEO

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Volkswagen Group’s CEO Herbert Diess cautioned that new anti-pollution tests possess a risk to the automaker’s profit targets. Volkswagen has cautioned that production of up to 250,000 cars is going to be delayed as it struggles to adapt its automobiles to a new anti-pollution test, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). In […]

Volkswagen Re-Examine Supplier Strategy After Dispute Hits Manufacturing

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Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller has pledged to review the German automobile giant’s procurement strategy to prevent any repetition of the crippling supplier conflict that hit production at six plants this month. Still reeling from a diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen will re-examine contracts that leave the group depending on a single supplier after the dangers were […]

Volkswagen major plant hit by parts shortage in supplier row

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Volkswagen stated on Wednesday production at its biggest factory had been reduced in some areas due to the supplies shortage triggered by a parts maker choosing not to keep to delivery commitments. “A provider has actually suspended the contractually agreed delivery of components,” Volkswagen said in an emailed declaration. “This is developing a bottleneck in […]

Volkswagen plant to cut working hours at Passat plant because of seat supply problem

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Volkswagen plans to decrease working hours at a German plant making Passat automobiles due to the problems with materials from its internal seat producer Sitech. A representative for the plant in Emden, in Volkswagen’s home state of Lower Saxony, stated about a 3rd of the factory’s 9,000 workers would be impacted, at first for a […]

Jetta Hybrid pulled from Volkswagen’s U.S. lineup in 2017

Volkswagen launched details on its 2017 lineup for the U.S. the other day, including the launch of its crossover-like Golf Alltrack wagon, some brand-new Beetle variations, and greater availability of electronic safety systems throughout more models. However one entry in the VW lineup was missing out on. Volkswagen’s William Gock validated to Green Vehicle Reports […]