Two people were injured in an accident involving several cars on the B93 near Borna.
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Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer believes that trust in politics has been damaged and criticizes the end of the purchase premium for electric cars.
Drivers of electric cars are finding it increasingly easy to find a public charging station in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. However, the ratio of the number of charging points to the number of electric cars varies greatly from region to region.
The IG Metall trade union is calling for cheaper models from Germany due to weak demand for e-cars and competition from Chinese manufacturers.
Volkswagen is sticking to assembling cars in the Transparent Factory for the time being. Vehicle production of the ID.3 in Dresden is continuing, and no short-term adjustments are planned.
AfD criticism of conversion to electric cars in Zwickau meets with criticism in Saxony's state parliament
The AfD's criticism of the conversion to electric cars at Volkswagen's Zwickau site almost three years ago has drawn widespread criticism in the Saxon state parliament. According to CDU member of parliament Jan Hippold, the transformation of the automotive industry offers both challenges and opportunities for new jobs. AfD parliamentary group leader Jörg Urban blames the political hype surrounding e-mobility for weakening demand at VW. SPD state chairman Henning Homann warns against a swan song for the e-car, saying this would harm employees and Saxony's industry.
The AfD parliamentary group sees around 100,000 jobs in the automotive industry at risk due to weakening demand for e-cars.
In view of sluggish demand for electric cars, Volkswagen is threatening to cut jobs at its Zwickau plant. Several hundred employees with temporary contracts could be affected.