Audi said plans to stop production for five days in February at its biggest plant in Germany as orders for new car orders fall but had not yet decided on how to impose the downtime on workers.


“We do not know yet whether we will move to cut working hours, which would be a first for Audi, or whether to put in place a time-savings account,” a spokeswoman told Agence France-Presse (AFP).


A decision was expected in the next few days and further measures could be put in place, depending on the volume of orders received, she added.


Parent Volkswagen said on Tuesday it would idle about two thirds of its 92,000 German workforce for one week next month to cut production.