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Volkswagen to step up talks with Northvolt on planned battery project

Volkswagen earlier this month pledged to spend 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) on the project, which it says depends on certain economic pre-conditions, such as subsidised electricity

Boersen-Zeitung | Reuters  |  Frankfurt 

Volkswagen

is intensifying talks with Swedish startup on plans to jointly build up battery cell production in Salzgitter, near its headquarters in Lower Saxony, one of its board members told a German newspaper.

earlier this month pledged to spend 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) on the project, which it says depends on certain economic pre-conditions, such as subsidised electricity.

In an interview published on Saturday, board member Stefan Sommer told Boersen-Zeitung he was confident that battery cell production in Salzgitter would be realised.

"We will intensify our talks over the next weeks with regard to a more detailed planning," he was quoted as saying, adding Volkswagen was also looking at other locations in Europe for potential battery cell production, not specifying further.

First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 23:24 IST
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