German automaker Volkswagen plans to increase production of "pollution-free" vehicles before applying strict European standards by applying three German plants to electric vehicle production.
Headquartered in Wolfsburg, the company announced it will begin producing electric vehicles at its plants in Emden and Hanover in 2022. Previously, he was also devoted to Cvikau's factory.
In 1904, the company Horh was founded in Cvikau, the company was founded in 1909 "Audi" company, in 1932, Ferdinand Porsche and Robert Eberan von Eberhorst designed a car for racing cars.
After World War II, Cvikau entered the Soviet bloc as well as the entire eastern part of Germany. A compact car equipped with a two-cylinder, two-stroke engine, Trabant, was produced. It is the symbol of the German Democratic Republic, the world's first plastic body.
After German reunification, the factory was bought at Volkswagen, which manufactures engines and transmissions.
Gunar Kilian, chief executive of the Volkswagen Group, said electric vehicle producers would get a guarantee for their work by 2028, but said electric vehicles will try to reduce the number of jobs in a socially responsible way because they have fewer production steps.
Analysts say automobile manufacturers will need an additional electric vehicle model to meet the EU's new rules on reducing air pollution by 2021.
Volkswagen and other automakers have been dependent on diesel models that use less fuel and innovation technology for years than cars powered by gasoline engines, but diesel engines are more polluting.
However, sales of diesel vehicles in Europe have been declining since Volkswagen was found to be fraudulent software in emissions testing and paid more than EUR 28 billion for fines and damages.
Later testing of the diesel technology showed that other vehicle manufacturers' vehicles were more contaminated than those shown in the tests. The EU introduced a new test procedure for emissions measurement on September 1 under normal operating conditions.
As the sales of diesel cars decline, manufacturers have made electric cars reach new limits, but customers are slowly choosing new cars due to the remarkably high price and lack of proper recharging points.
Last year, electric vehicles (including batteries) participated in only 0.6% of the total number of cars sold in the EU.