by Fred Lambert
November 5, 2021
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is in hot water. He’s apparently facing a no-confidence vote after pressure from the automaker’s worker council over his comment about the need to go electric faster.
Diess is among the biggest proponents of accelerating electric vehicle adoption within the legacy auto industry.
He has been vocal about his admiration of what Tesla is doing and has pushed for VW to follow Tesla’s lead in many aspects.
He also said that the German automaker risks losing 30,000 jobs if it doesn’t accelerate electric vehicle production.
The comment and his constant comparisons to Tesla haven’t gone down well with many people within Volkswagen.
According to German reports, the concerns have now escalated to a board committee review following pressure from the company’s worker council.