Müller in the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany
Matthias Müller does not understand the alleged Paradox: “On the one hand, think and act in a lot of German in everyday life, green when mobility comes to E -, we have, as a consumer, tip of Finger,” said Volkswagen chief in an interview with the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday newspaper” (“FAS”). Allegations against the industry, he rejected. “The auto industry has since slept through anything. On offer it’s not, but the demand is lacking.”
E-mobility plays in the VW”future Pact”, the management Board and the works Council had presented on Friday, a Central role. The diesel scandal, which shook the car maker should be “also in the area of electric mobility to the world’s leading volume manufacturer,” it said in an internal information letter to the employees.
in Addition, had agreed to the management Board and the works Council in the framework of the “future Pact” to a socially acceptable reduction without layoffs. Worldwide, 30,000 Digits are to be deleted, up to 23,000 in Germany. Because 9000 new Jobs should be created, actually about 14,000 jobs. The cost should decrease due to the restructuring of up to four billion euros per year.
In an Interview with the “FAS” revealed Müller confident that in a few years, more electric cars are bought. “The prices will drop, the range increases, the charging time is shorter – all the points that have hindered the success of E-mobility.” Before strategy, the management Board Thomas Sedran, in an Interview with manager-magazin.de had the VW scenario already with Numbers.
Miller also defended the group’s car to compensate owners in Europe in the Wake of the diesel scandal, unlike in the United States. The Situation could not have been “lumped,” said Müller. “The customers in Europe is not a disadvantage, neither the consumption nor the handling characteristics.” Both “the legal and regulatory circumstances” in the United States is completely different. “Emotional” he could understand the Anger of customers and consumer protection groups.
soc, Spiegel Online