Volkswagen’s Factory in Shanghai Will Remains Open!

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  • The allowable output will be focused on the ID e-series from the manufacturer.
  • A ‘wage boost’ will be given to employees who volunteer to work.

During the officially authorized lockdown from April 1 to 5, Volkswagen AG will continue to produce certain of its products in Shanghai, with an emphasis on electric vehicles.

“Our employees’ safety and well-being are our first priority,” the company stated in a statement on Thursday. According to the statement, “only staff who have volunteered for a production assignment” will be deployed, and their willingness will be “rewarded with a wage supplement.”

“At the same time, Volkswagen provides lodging and meals on-site at the factory.” Volkswagen naturally guarantees the highest standards of cleanliness and health protection for its employees in this area,” according to the statement.

Production will be centered on VW’s MEB New Energy Plant, which is responsible for the carmaker’s ID series of electric vehicles, according to a spokeswoman.

Volkswagen‘s Shanghai plant is run as a joint venture with China‘s SAIC Motor Corp. Because of the difficulty in obtaining parts during the city’s lockdown, the manufacturer said beforehand that a portion of the factory would close. While pandemic limits are in place, the corporation is also searching for ways to keep manufacturing flowing.

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