Volkswagen to Build Electric Cars in North America by 2020 – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—The new head of Volkswagen AG’s U.S. unit confirmed the German auto maker plans to build electric vehicles in North America by 2020, an important steppingstone to rebuilding its image following its emissions-cheating scandal.

Hinrich Woebcken, speaking during an interview near the company’s factory in Tennessee, said Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga or a sprawling production facility in Mexico are among options being considered for the production of the new electric vehicles. He declined to give…

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