The Porsche model is Germany’s most worthwhile automotive producer and the group’s supply of earnings. It has a 16 % revenue margin that it intends to extend to greater than 20 % within the subsequent few years.
Blume will exchange Diess on the head of the VW Group to determine a “management tradition that makes teamwork a high precedence,” VW stated.
That is one thing Diess has struggled with.
It’s unclear whether or not Blume’s consensus-based strategy will succeed with Volkswagen’s highly effective works council, which has been a relentless supply of hassle for Diess in his makes an attempt to push via reform.
It additionally stays to be seen whether or not Blume will likely be as a lot of a stickler for electrification as Diess, who advocated focusing solely on battery electrical automobiles.
Whereas Blume has overseen the manufacturing of Porsche’s first all-electric car, the Taycan, he has additionally proven an curiosity in different low-carbon applied sciences, investing in a wind-powered e-fuel manufacturing plant in Patagonia.