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Friday, October 14, 2016

Volkswagen Wants To Be The Market Leader For Electric Vehicles

#Volkswagen says that it wants to become the leader in #electric vehicles as the firm bounces back from dieselgate.

At the recent Paris Auto Show, the German brand offered the world a glimpse at its I.D. electric concept, set to hit the roads in 2020 and in the coming years, is expected to release numerous other EV concepts.

While recently speaking with Motor Trend, VW's head of e-mobility, Christian Senger, said that with previous concerns about electric cars now solved, it hopes to be the first automaker to build over one million EVs.

“We want to be the leader in e-mobility…we want to be the first one to produce more than a million electric cars, and for this we need to have really convincing solutions. The I.D. is in our minds the right answer as an auto manufacturer because it solves some core issues of the electric cars today.

“Battery cost [is] making significant improvements. The charging grid will improve [along with] its necessary [energy] density. Range is solved—there’s no range anxiety anymore. Vehicle cost point is down. We will be able to serve this new customer demand, going away from driven by regulations into customers are demanding electric cars,” he said.

Underpinning the firm's future range of electric models will be the MEB platform. Senger says it is scalable enough to support A to D segment vehicles.


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