Autoeuropa secures hybrid car for 2025

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Workers at the VW Autoeuropa plant will know this weekend if the plant based at Palmela has secured the production of a new hybrid Volkswagen.

According to an interview with Público, the Managing Director Thomas Hegel Gunther revealed that the car would begin production in 2025 and be put on the market in 2026.
The newspaper notes that it is not clear if the new vehicle will be a hybrid version of the T-Roc which is already being produced in Palmela, or if it will be another model.
It was registered under the commercial name ID.Roc but Volkswagen has not clarified which vehicle is involved.
The new model will cost €600 million, 20% more than the €500 million announced 18 months ago, according to Público.
Thomas Hegel Gunther also said that that the consortium’s contract supported by funds from the Recovery and Resilience Plan for a ‘Factory of the Future would be signed shortly, although suffered a cut of €30 million.
The Prime Minister, António Costa posted on Twitter that he was pleased that Volkswagen had chosen Autoeuropa for what was an “important decision for the Palmela factory and its workers and a fundamental contribution towards achieving carbon neutrality”.