German car manufacturer Volkswagen will adapt its three factories in Germany to produce electric cars, which will increase the production of zero-emission cars before wearing stringent European standards.
The company, headquartered in Wolfsburg, announced that it will start producing electric cars at its plants in Emden and Hannover in 2022, while previously owned by the Cvikau factory.
In 1904, the company "Horh" was established in Cvikau, from which company "Audi" was founded in 1909, and in 1932 the "Auto Union" for which race cars were designed by Ferdinand Porsche and Robert Eberan von Eberhorst.
After World War II, Cvikau, like the entire eastern part of Germany, arrived in the Soviet bloc, and a small car with a two-cylinder two-stroke engine, Trabant, was produced, the world's first with a plastic body symbol of the German Democratic Republic.
After Germany's reunification, the factory bought Volkswagen, which manufactures engines and transfers.
Volkswagen CEO Gunar Kilian said that workers in the electric car's production will receive a guarantee for work in 2028, but the company will work to reduce the number of jobs "in a socially responsible manner, as electric cars need fewer production steps.
Analysts say that car manufacturers will need additional models of electric cars in order to comply with the new EU rules on air pollution reduction by 2021.
Volkswagen and other car manufacturers have for years been relying on diesel models that consume less fuel, and innovations, rather than vehicles with gasoline engines, but diesel pollutes more.
However, the sale of diesel-powered vehicles in Europe has fallen since Volkswagen had a blueprint on exhaust samples and paid more than 28 billion euros in fines and damages.
Later testing of diesel technology has shown that cars from other car manufacturers have also been polluted more than they showed on the tests. The EU introduced new test procedures on September 1 for exhaust gauge under normal driving conditions.
As diesel car sales decrease, manufacturers make electric cars to new limits, but customers are slowly picking these new cars because of their significantly higher prices and the lack of suitable filling stations.
Electric vehicles with batteries, last year with only 0.6 percent participated in the total number of cars sold in the EU.