Automakers are working with the double problem of the microchip scarcity and disruption of wire cable harnesses created in Ukraine caused by Russia’s invasion of the place.
Antlitz mentioned distinctive VW Group crops are frequently pressured to terminate shifts because of the reality the automaker’s supplier within the Ukraine is just working on a single-shift basis.
“We have now arrange a catastrophe crew and, in some conditions, additionally shifted volumes to different creation facilities of the very same suppliers. Nonetheless, the choice places will not be meant to swap the manufacturing internet pages in Ukraine within the very long time interval. We stand by our present supplier internet pages in Ukraine and supply assist wherein we will,” Antlitz defined.
Looming electrical energy disaster
Requested about mounting power costs and the chance of a ban of imports into Germany of Russian all-natural gasoline, Anlitz defined the automaker has not but made the choice when to make use of its put together to vary energy plant operations in Wolfsburg from coal to regular fuel.
“We have not switched in extra of nonetheless. However we’re in the mean time within the system of switching about. On the minute, the coal-fired electrical energy plant is nonetheless jogging while the fuel-fired electrical energy plant is ramping up. We’re observing extremely rigorously what takes place sooner or later handful of instances and weeks. On the second, we have not decided once we will final however not least shut down the coal-fired electrical energy plant.”
Antlitz additionally reiterated plans for a possible IPO of VW Group’s Porsche’s athletics-car subsidiary.
“There was a ton of hypothesis there these days in regards to the timing, however we’re however aiming for an IPO within the remaining quarter,” he said.
Reuters contributed to this report