Volkswagen denkt anscheinend über eine eventuelle Beteiligung von externen Investoren an der Batteriesparte nach. Spannend!
In December 2021, we heard that the Volkswagen Group is consolidating its battery-related activities along the entire value chain into a new European battery company. It’s envisioned to cover all aspects of the EV batteries, including cell production with six battery gigafactories by 2030 with a total output of 240 GWh/year. According to the latest news, at some point, the German company might list the new company in an initial public offering (IPO) and end up owning only a minority stake (the majority of shares would be sold to external investors). Such a possibility was hinted at by Thomas Schmall – Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen AG and CEO of Volkswagen Group Components – according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper (via Reuters): “If unit sales of electric vehicles grow the way we expect it would make sense to bring on board external investors. But we want to remain at the steering wheel,” “For that one does not necessarily need the majority.”