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VW Group has announced that they're suspending production across Europe due to the spread of Coronavirus.

As a result we should expect Porsche to follow shortly.

From CNN:

Volkswagen is preparing to suspend production across Europe as the continent struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

The German carmaking giant said Tuesday that production at its plants in Spain, Setubal in Portugal and Bratislava in Slovakia will be halted before the end of the week. Factories in Italy that make Lamborghini super cars and Ducati motorcycles will also be idled.

Most of the group's other German and European plants are preparing to suspend production, probably for two weeks, Volkswagen (VLKAF) CEO Herbert Diess told reporters on Tuesday.

"Given the present significant deterioration in the sales situation and the heightened uncertainty regarding parts supplies to our plants, production is to be suspended in the near future at factories operated by group brands," said Diess.

The company said factories producing Volkswagen branded cars would shut down starting late on Thursday. That includes the company's huge plant at Wolfsburg, one of the biggest manufacturing sites in the world.

Volkswagen, which also owns brands including Skoda, Audi, Porsche and Bugatti, delivered 10.8 million vehicles to customers in 2019, more than any other carmaker. Roughly 44% of the group's 668,000 employees live in Germany, where the company is a leading force in the country's huge manufacturing sector.
 

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Porsche made it official that they're shutting down production in Zuffenhausen and Leipzeg for 2 weeks.


As from the coming week, Porsche will suspend production for an initial period of two weeks. By taking this step, the sports car manufacturer is responding to the significant acceleration in the rate of infection caused by the coronavirus and the resultant measures implemented by the relevant authorities.

In addition to the primary protection of the workforce, bottlenecks in global supply chains no longer allow orderly production. At the same time, Porsche is preparing for a decline in demand and securing its financial strength with the decisions made. The parent plant in Zuffenhausen and the production location in Leipzig will be closed from Saturday (21 March 2020). These steps have been taken as part of an orderly process and in close cooperation with the works council.

“With these measures, our company contributes to protect the workforce and reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The actual consequences are not yet predictable. It is therefore too early for forecasts. What is clear is that 2020 will be a very challenging year,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “We can only overcome the pandemic together and by taking rigorous measures.” Against this background, Porsche is fulfilling its entrepreneurial and social responsibility and stopping production. The situation will be continuously re-assessed.

In addition to suspending production, Porsche decided a number of intensified measures: there is a ban on business travel, for example, ‘mobile working’ has been greatly extended, and meetings will now only take place by video or conference calls.
 

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VW Group has announced that they're suspending production across Europe due to the spread of Coronavirus.

As a result we should expect Porsche to follow shortly.

From CNN:

Volkswagen is preparing to suspend production across Europe as the continent struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

The German carmaking giant said Tuesday that production at its plants in Spain, Setubal in Portugal and Bratislava in Slovakia will be halted before the end of the week. Factories in Italy that make Lamborghini super cars and Ducati motorcycles will also be idled.

Most of the group's other German and European plants are preparing to suspend production, probably for two weeks, Volkswagen (VLKAF) CEO Herbert Diess told reporters on Tuesday.

"Given the present significant deterioration in the sales situation and the heightened uncertainty regarding parts supplies to our plants, production is to be suspended in the near future at factories operated by group brands," said Diess.

The company said factories producing Volkswagen branded cars would shut down starting late on Thursday. That includes the company's huge plant at Wolfsburg, one of the biggest manufacturing sites in the world.

Volkswagen, which also owns brands including Skoda, Audi, Porsche and Bugatti, delivered 10.8 million vehicles to customers in 2019, more than any other carmaker. Roughly 44% of the group's 668,000 employees live in Germany, where the company is a leading force in the country's huge manufacturing sector.
My Taycan was supposed to be at the dealer (USA) on May 1. Went into body shop V260 on March 6. Today delivery was pushed to June 5. I imagine it will be like the school closings... first closed 2 weeks, then 4, then 6... I will be surprised to get the car built and through 2 ports before August.
 

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My Taycan was supposed to be at the dealer (USA) on May 1. Went into body shop V260 on March 6. Today delivery was pushed to June 5. I imagine it will be like the school closings... first closed 2 weeks, then 4, then 6... I will be surprised to get the car built and through 2 ports before August.
That really sucks man, especially when you were so close to getting it delivered. Has Porsche been on top of things with giving you updates on your car?
 

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That really sucks man, especially when you were so close to getting it delivered. Has Porsche been on top of things with giving you updates on your car?
Yeah my sales guy has been really great. I imagine cars that have started production already have all the parts required in Germany - delays like mine are just due to workers not going to the plant. Cars that haven’t been started will likely have pretty large delays as they wait for parts from all over the world where supplier plants have been shuttered for now. We will see... but yes def frustrating to be so close after already counting down the days since January!
 

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Yeah my sales guy has been really great. I imagine cars that have started production already have all the parts required in Germany - delays like mine are just due to workers not going to the plant. Cars that haven’t been started will likely have pretty large delays as they wait for parts from all over the world where supplier plants have been shuttered for now. We will see... but yes def frustrating to be so close after already counting down the days since January!
I would imagine so, hopefully when all this madness slows down you won't have to wait much longer for your Taycan.
 
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