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Volkswagen Scouts for More U.S. Battery Output for EV Push

  • German automaker trying to challenge Tesla in North America
  • VW is seeking to add battery sites in the region amid ramp up
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VW Purchasing Chief on Ukraine Operations, EV Push

Volkswagen AG is looking to secure more battery production in the U.S. as Europe’s biggest automaker seeks to ramp up electric-vehicle output in the country and challenge Tesla Inc.

VW’s purchasing chief Murat Aksel is traveling to the U.S. on Sunday to meet with battery producers among other suppliers. The manufacturer is starting output of the electric ID.4 later this year at the company’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.