April 29, 2020 / 6:20 PM / a month ago

Volkswagen indefinitely delays restarting U.S. production

April 29 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG said Wednesday it is indefinitely delaying the resumption of production at its Tennessee assembly plant that had been set to restart on May 3.

The German automaker in a statement that said before it sets a new date it “will weigh the readiness of the supplier base, as well as market demand and the status of the COVID-19 outbreak.” VW’s U.S. production has been suspended since March 21. Automakers had hoped to begin restarting production in early May but face hurdles including orders in key states like Michigan that limit non-essential business operations. (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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