WOLFSBURG – Among the first things a visitor will notice after entering Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant here – besides its size – is the constant din. With 99 miles (160 km) of moving chain overhead, stamping, assembly and components lines all humming and some 20,000 people scurrying about on foot or via one of 1,970 transport vehicles and roughly 7,000 bicycles in service, the Wolfsburg plant is a veritable beehive of activity and nothing if not noisy. The world’s largest vehicle factory ...

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