Volkswagen’s has the ambition to become a global EV giant. This has been known to the world and is nothing new. But now the German brand has revealed its mega-plan to launch a new EV every month from 2022. They have also revealed that they want to increase their production facilities. A step in this regard is setting up of 16 new electric car production facilities. The brand is keen to launch around 300 different electric-powered models by 2030. Many of the models launched will be the electric variants of the existing models.
It’s a very ambitious and well-planned strategy to become a global EV giant. Through this strategy, Volkswagen will be able to launch the bigger fleet of environment-friendly zero-emission cars and it will be a big step in becoming successful as a global EV giant. The first pure electric model from Volkswagen will be launched in 2020. This hatchback will be christened as ID, in line with the concept model.
Volkswagen is investing a huge amount of Rs. 1,600 crore in powertrain development. The German auto manufacturer has claimed that its future powertrains will be built in such manner that will comply with the upcoming stringent emission norms. The brand also believes its drive towards zero-emission mobility will help the automaker to also meet the new stricter emission norms easily.
Volkswagen has its own reason as also the rest of the world automobile market which is thriving towards zero emission pure electric mobility. Not only that the German brand aims to become a global EV giant by 2030, but is also trying to improve its brand image that was severely affected due to the dieselgate scandal. This scandal had led the brand to face numerous lawsuits across the world and also pay hefty fine amounts to the affected customers in several countries. The automaker believes that launching a wide range of zero-emission pure electric vehicles will help the brand to come out of the darkness created by the scandal. During the conference, Müller admitted that Volkswagen’s rapid transformation and focus on EVs has been driven by the diesel scandal. He said: “The diesel scandal told us there was a need for radical change; the crisis has acted as a catalyst.”
With this statement, the brand has made its intentions clear that they have realized that it is time to change and a small bump in its path will not be ignored in its bid to become a global force in coming years.
You would like to know: Delhi Auto Expo: How Far it has come 1986 – 2018