VW pauses production at German EV plant

VW pauses production at German EV plant

Automotive News Europe — 2023-11-09

Automotive Industry

Volkswagen Group is pausing the production of a number of electric vehicle models at its Zwickau plant for an estimated three weeks due to a shortage of electric motors, the automaker said on 9 November.

"The production of e-drives at the Volkswagen Group Components site in Kassel is currently only possible to a limited extent," a spokesperson told Reuters.

Due to this limited capacity, Volkswagen said it will halt the production of the Audi Q4 E-tron, the Audi Q4 Sportback E-tron as well as the VW ID4 and VW ID5 models in Zwickau.

The VW ID3 and Cupra Born models are not affected by the supply bottlenecks and will be produced as planned, it added.