in Automotive News Europe / Reuters, 26-03-2020
The extension of four days until April 9 involves all its German plants for Volkswagen passenger cars, commercial vehicles and components, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
“The health of our employees has the highest priority. We will ensure that they can return to safe workplaces when production and logistics activities are resumed,” VW brand’s production chief, Andreas Tostmann, said in the statement.
The company has been taking measures to secure liquidity, its supply chains, and to continue with strategic projects such as the launch of VW brand’s ID3 mass-market full-electric car and the supply of battery cells.