Volkswagen's CEO said after a meeting at the White House that the German automaker was building an alliance with Ford and that they might use the U.S. automaker's plants to build cars. VW CEO Herbert Diess said the company was also "considering building a second car plant," adding, "We are in quite advanced negotiations and dialog with Ford to really build up a global automotive alliance, which also would strengthen the American automotive industry."
Top executives of Volkswagen Group, Daimler AG and BMW AG have a balancing act to pull off when they meet with Trump administration officials Tuesday about potential tariffs on U.S. imports from Germany.
Just a month into his new role as CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Scott Keogh isn't yet ready to lay out a comprehensive plan to fix what ails the German automaker's operations in the U.S. Maybe by January, Keogh says.
Pietro Zollino, executive vice president for communications for Volkswagen Group of America, is a 2018 Automotive News All Star for his skillful role in helping the company navigate the fallout from its diesel emissions crisis.