Volkswagen AG chief executive Bernd Pischetsrieder has sought to gain the support of rank-and-file staff for the German car maker's ongoing cost-cutting measures, Dow Jones reported, citing news agency VWD on Thursday. "Substantial cost-savings measures are needed to maintain our room for manoeuvre," the VWD report quoted Pischetsrieder as telling employees at a factory at Volkswagen's Wolfsburg headquarters.