VW Group strategist maps out automaker’s engine-less future

Volkswagen Group’s product strategy head, Michael Jost, is the architect and visionary behind the automaker’s unprecedented rollout of electric vehicles. One of his biggest accomplishments was convincing German trade unionists in Emden, the longtime production home of the Passat midsize car, to agree to a risky transformation that will make it the third VW plant in Germany to switch entirely to making members of the brand’s ID family. Jost spoke about this and more with Automotive News Europe Correspondent Christiaan Hetzner.