Volkswagen Group will electrify all 12 brands by 2030, needs gigafactories
13 September, 2017, 00:31 | Author: Celia Hoffman
The German carmaker also said it will invest 20 billion euros ($23.9 billion) by 2030 in the electric-car efforts, allocating the money to developing two kinds of chassis exclusively for electric cars, as well as factory enhancement, expansion of car-charging infrastructure and development of batteries.
The Volkswagen Group will launch 80 new electrified models between its brands by 2025 - and will offer an electrified version of every model the company sells by 2030.
Up to the point it admitted in 2015 to cheating on diesel emissions tests in the U.S., Volkswagen was slow to embrace electric vehicle technology.
Shown alongside the ID Crozz and ID2 concept vehicles in Frankfurt, the ID Buzz - a re-interpretation of the legendary Volkswagen Bulli (Kombi) - will then follow in 2022.
In terms of performance, the I.D. Crozz II comes with two electric motors - one for each axle, so there's AWD - and a combined output of 302 horsepower (225 kilowatts). Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ is a crossover of an SUV and a four-door coupé concept, which has been further improved towards a production implementation.
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A new CleanAir system has also been developed by Volkswagen for the concept. Its all-electric, four-wheel-drive drivetrain gives it better grip levels in poor conditions, while the car's batteries can be replenished to 80 per cent in 30 minutes when using a fast-charging system.
Volkswagen has no plans to ditch diesel engines and isn't anxious about the rising threat of Tesla. This is especially important in times of technological transformation.
In its latest iteration, the I.D Crozz offers more space with an "Open Space" concept which is more capacious and has a "versatile seating concept". The company is also looking into longer life auto batteries that could in the future offer a driving range of over 370 miles in one charge. Müller also said VW plans to bring solid-state batteries with 600-mile (1000km) range to market by 2030.
Volkswagen is investing a lot of money in electric vehicle development, the company's CEO announced on Monday.
While the internal combustion engine has not ceased to exist, it is expected to be converted into a complete electric model, as the firm continues exploration into all energy sources, thereby inching closer to a major electric vehicle adoption in the near future.
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The 26-year-old Spaniard, seeded 12th, made the last-four in NY by defeating Argentine 29th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. He played his typical steady, if unspectacular, brand of tennis, earning two winners against just one unforced error.
Allegedly, the actress is not allowed to date anyone publicly for five years after their highly-publicized divorce. According to the snaps obtained by TMZ , Foxx and Holmes can be seen holding hands as they walk along the beach.
She demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should look into the matter and provide answers for the attacks. Investigators pinned their hopes on the CCTV footage to get some clues about the identity of the killers.
Elon Musk's commercial space flight company, #SpaceX has been doing secret missions for the U.S. government since 2015. ULA CEO Tory Bruno disputes that ULA was even afforded the opportunity to participate in the bidding process, however.
Prime Minister Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping for bilateral talks on Tuesday, the last day of the BRICS summit . He had earlier come here in 2014 to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-India Summit.
Perhaps the US should be anxious , because there was plenty to be concerned about with regard to this performance. Ureña put Costa Rica on top in the 30th minute by converting a through ball down the right side from Bryan Ruiz .
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