VW plans to have 300 electric vehicle models by 2030

VW plans to have 300 electric vehicle models by 2030

VW plans to have 300 electric vehicle models by 2030

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller told assembled media at the Volkswagen Group preview night, ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, "We have got the message and we will deliver".

Until it admitted two years ago to cheating on US diesel emissions tests, Volkswagen (VW) had been slow to embrace electric cars and self-driving technology.

This was then followed by Jaguar Land Rover which confirmed it too would be offering hybrid or fully electric versions of all its cars by 2020. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management said that "The Volkswagen Brand will be investing 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years". When? Probably in 2022, so there's a lot of time left to speculate about price and technology.

"Let me make one thing very clear", he said. CROZZ concept vehicle, which has just made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show in Germany. The front and rear of the crossover (crozzover?) have been brought closer to how they will look in the production auto, says VW, and the rest of the vehicle - which is now Hibiscus Red - looks fairly complete as well, including the interior.

The auto industry is aware of the risks involved in shifting their electric vehicle design and production setups out of their countries. As before, B-pillars were omitted, and in place of conventional swinging rear doors, the rear items are sliding ones; together with the conventionally-opening front doors, they provide a wide enough aperture to accommodate a bicycle with no trouble, says Volkswagen.

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The interior features an "Open Space" concept with a large cabin with a versatile seating arrangement.

Muller also revealed how VW Group is investing in battery development and production, and has an initial electric range target of 370 miles, around 10% more than the best-performing Tesla available today. Information is provided on the quality of air within the auto and on the system's current activity, says Volkswagen. "Pilot" by voice instruction. The battery pack can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charger system.

Achieving that will require a huge number of batteries.

By 2030, Volkswagen Group aims to have electrified vehicles across its product portfolio. And even if you prefer Volkswagen's take on the whole electric coupe SUV idea, you still have to admit the Skoda looks at least just as good.

Volkswagen revealed an updated version of its E-Golf EV earlier this week and its latest I.D.

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