Volkswagen will be extending it production cut at the Wolfsburg plant until the middle of October due to the semiconductor crisis. Key models assembled at this plant include the Golf and Tiguan.
According to Automotive News Europe, the semiconductor shortage is forcing the plant to cut its working hours which will affect the first two weeks of this month. Only one assembly line will run at the plant from the beginning of next month.
Manufacturers across the globe have been forced to cut or adjust production due to the shortage, which Volkswagen has said cost it a high six-digit number in lost vehicle production in the first half of the year. VW has been forced to stop or reduce output at Wolfsburg several times this year because of a shortage of chips.
Initial reports said this crisis would last until next year but recent reports have highlighted that this could sustain well into 2023.