VW halts electric vehicle production over supply chain issues

by Fred Lambert

November 16, 2021

Volkswagen has to halt electric vehicle production for a week at two German factories over supply chain issues.

This is going to affect EV supply for several of the German automaker’s brands.

Supply chain issues, and especially the chip shortage, have had major impacts on the auto industry. 

“So far, VW’s e-car production has come through the chip crisis rather lightly. While the production lines at the Golf and Tiguan regularly come to a standstill in Wolfsburg, VW’s e-cars were preferably supplied with semiconductors.

The production of electric cars in Zwickau and Dresden therefore continued without major interruptions.”

But it looks like the company can’t protect its EV production from the chip shortage anymore.