German carmaker Volkswagen will adapt its three factories in Germany to produce electric cars, which will increase automobile production with "zero emissions" before using stricter European standards.
The company, headquartered in Wolfsburg, was dedicated to the factory in Cvikau before announcing in 2022 that it would start producing electric cars at its facilities in Emden and Hanover.
In 1904, the company "Horh" was founded in 1909 in the "Audi" company Cvikau, and in 1932 was designed by Ferdinand Porsche and Robert Eberan von Eberhorst for "Auto Union".
After the Second World War, Cvikau came to the Soviet bloc, like the entire eastern region of Germany, and Trabant, a small automobile with a two-cylinder two-stroke engine, set the world's first plastic body, the German Democratic Republic. produced as a symbol.
After Germany's reunification, Volkswagen bought the factory, engine and transmission.
Volkswagen Group CEO Gunar Kilian said electric-vehicle workers would receive a guarantee for work by 2028, but the company would work to reduce the number of jobs "in a socially responsible manner because electric vehicles need less production." .
Analysts said automobile manufacturers will need additional electric car models to meet the new EU rules on air pollution reduction by 2021.
Volkswagen and other automobile manufacturers rely on diesel models and diesel models that have consumed less fuel than gasoline-powered vehicles for years, but the diesel pollutes more.
However, sales of diesel vehicles in Europe have been declining since Volkswagen has been caught in scam software for exhaust gas tests and more than 28 billion euros have been paid for fines and damages.
Testing of diesel technology later showed that other automobile manufacturers' cars were more polluted than the tests showed. The EU has implemented new test procedures on 1 September for the measurement of exhaust gas under normal driving conditions.
As diesel car sales decline, manufacturers make new cars meet new limits, but customers are slowly choosing these new cars because of higher prices and lack of appropriate filling points.
The total number of cars sold in the EU last year was only 0.6 percent last year.