Audi Q8 Concept

Audi Q8 Concept

Labor leaders at Audi are demanding that management assign at least one upcoming pure electric vehicle to the production line at the automakers main factory in Ingolstadt, Germany.

Audi Q8 Concept

Audi Q8 Concept

It seems as though the labor leaders at that site are concerned that if electric vehicles truly catch on, the Ingolstadt factory will fall behind if it's not producing at least one BEV Audi, and the inclusion of an EV ensures the future relevancy of the plant itself

Reuters states:

"Audi will next year start building its first mass-produced electric model, the e-tron quattro sport-utility vehicle, at a plant in Brussels, together with batteries that will also be used in other VW group electric vehicles (EVs)."

"Chief Executive Rupert Stadler has previously said Audi's smaller German plant in Neckarsulm where 16,000 workers assemble the higher-end A6, A7 and A8 models, will start making battery-only vehicles from about 2020."

Quoting Peter Mosch, Audi top labor representative:

"Our core factory must be prepared further for the future."

Deputy works council chief Max Waecker added:

"None of our colleagues must fall off the conveyer belt as we move into the future."

The labor leaders are calling upon Audi to lay out a detail planned for its shift towards electric vehicles. Audi has yet to provide this information to the labor reps.

Source: Reuters