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VW Considers Turning Spanish Factory Into Electric-Car Hub

  • CEO Diess says project needs support from European Commission
  • Plan would require green energy for local battery production
The production line at the Martorell plant near Barcelona, Spain.

The production line at the Martorell plant near Barcelona, Spain.

Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

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Volkswagen AG plans to turn the Martorell factory of its Spanish Seat brand near Barcelona into a fully electric car site, if the project gets support from the European Commission.