Government offers Plzeň as VW gigafactory site…but Plzeň is unimpressed

Published: 20. 10. 2022

For over a year, the Czech state has been looking for a way to convince Volkswagen to build an electric car battery factory somewhere on its territory. With time apparently running out (the company reportedly intends to make a decision by the end of the year), the Czech government has gone all-in on a location outside Plzeň. It’s chosen the Líně u Plzně military airport and prime minister Petr Fiala said he’d be informing Volkswagen’s leadership.

He would do well to inform the city of Plzeň and the municipalities around the airport, because they’ve . . .



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