Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Volkswagen to produce electric cars in America

Featured

A major reshuffle in the British Government

Several British government ministers have been fired in a drastic reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The list includes...

WHO: China-led expert team to investigate coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday that a team of international experts led by the organization has...

Japan records 41 new cases of coronavirus among passengers of the cruise ship

The Japanese Ministry of Health announced today, Friday, that 41 other people were infected with the Corona virus among...
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]
Since last week, there was evidence that VolksWagen and the American automaker Ford may announce a cooperation during the show. The German number one and the American number two car makers had already announced an alliance for commercial vehicles in the summer of last year. Now they obviously want to work together in the fields of autonomous driving and electromobility. According to CEO VW Herbert Diess, details of the cooperation will be announced on later Today.

At the edge of the VW press conference, Diess initially spoke only about the cooperation in light commercial vehicles, where his company and Ford complemented each other well. Ford Chairman Bill Ford also stayed with details on Monday, but talked about the motives for closer ties with the Germans beyond commercial vehicles. In addition to its traditional activities, Ford also needs to invest in non-traditional areas with unproven business models, and that would be expensive. “It makes sense for us to seek partners.”

VW CEO Diess first used his appearance on Monday to announce new investments at the US production site in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is now planned to build a second plant for 800 million dollars and create 1000 new direct jobs. “We feel at home there, and we will continue to invest in the United States to broaden our research and development efforts and grow our production,” said Diess. According to him, in the new plant also the new electric vehicles of the core brand VW to arise.

From the year 2022 on the small sporty SUV “ID Cross”, later also the electrically driven bus “ID Buzz”. The Volkswagen chief again emphasized the importance of his company at the location in Tennessee. There VW has already invested 2.3 billion dollars and there were 3800 direct jobs created, plus several thousand more jobs at suppliers.

For Ford, the homecoming in Detroit is just a few days after the company has ordered its European business a rehabilitation program that could cost thousands of jobs. Details are still being worked out, but deep cuts are likely to occur, and the group has not even ruled out giving up entire works. The losses of the company in Europe have increased considerably. Unlike the competitor General Motors, which has separated from its European business to the German brand Opel one and a half years ago, Ford wants to hold on to its presence in the region so far.

 

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Latest News

A major reshuffle in the British Government

Several British government ministers have been fired in a drastic reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The list includes...

Canadian Prime Minister chairs a meeting to discuss Coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has convened an Incident Response Team meeting to discuss progress in the Canadian government’s response to the new Corona...

Koreans celebrate the historic victory of “Parasite” with Oscar

Celebrations were overwhelmed by social media in South Korea on Monday, after the black comedy film "Parasite" was awarded the first ever Oscar for...

WHO: China-led expert team to investigate coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday that a team of international experts led by the organization has gone to Beijing to help...

Trump used celebration of his acquittal to attack intelligence and police

US President Donald Trump celebrated his exoneration in the US Senate’s isolation trial with a celebration speech in which he attacked the American intelligence...

Related News