Volkswagen’s management board has decided that its premium-car subsidiary Audi will take over development of fuel-cell technology for all VW subsidiaries, Handelsblatt has learned.
Sources inside VW confirmed that work would be concentrated in Neckarsulm in Baden-Württemberg, where more than 1,700 Audi engineers are already developing the technology.
The news emerged Monday as Volkswagen’s supervisory board met to discuss possible layoffs following the diesel-emissions scandal at Europe’s largest automaker.
As losses mount, infighting over necessary retrenchments and cost-cutting grows fiercer with each passing day. Now with Ingolstadt-based Audi taking over fuel-cell technology for the group, the climate won’t be any friendlier at VW.