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Volskwagen will stop production of some models in Mexico due to shortage of natural gas

MEXICO CITY – Volkswagen said on Wednesday it will halt production of some of its models in Mexico until Friday to comply with the authorities’ request to reduce natural gas consumption amid the country’s hydrocarbon shortage. , generated after an intense cold wave in the United States.

The local unit of the German manufacturer added in a statement that on Thursday and Friday it will stop production of its Jetta model and on Friday the production of the Taos and Golf units.

“The personnel working in these segments will enter into a technical strike scheme,” said Volkswagen of Mexico.

General Motors reported earlier that it halted its operations at its Silao plant, located in central Mexico, since Tuesday due to the shortage of natural gas. (Reporting by Sharay Angulo; Written by Diego Oré)

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