Automakers in Europe stop the conveyors

the Volkswagen Group, the largest carmaker in Europe, has announced the suspension of its plants in Europe with the highest number of cases of coronavirus, said at a press conference the head of the Volkswagen Herbert Dis.

According to him, production stopped at the factories of Volkswagen in Spain, at Setubal in Portugal, Bratislava in Slovakia. Plants will stop the conveyors until the end of this week, including the Lamborghini and Ducati factories in Italy.

“the Majority of German and European mills expect the suspension of production, maybe two-three weeks,” said Dis.

the cessation of production was reported by other major automakers — French groups Renault and PSA Group, Fiat Chrysler. In addition to stopping production, Renault announced the decision to close the dealerships to sell cars. “In compliance with Ministerial decree and in order to limit the spread of the virus, our institutions are temporarily closed”, — reported on the website of Renault.

the PSA Group closes more factories in France, UK, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Portugal, the statements of the company.