Volkswagen to electrify entire range by 2030
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Sep 13, 2017,
Sep 13, 2017, 21:45
It's a decision that forms part of a much larger trend pushed both by governments as they look to reduce the air pollution in cities, and auto companies that realise customers are looking for cleaner, more efficient vehicles. But those plans will be dwarfed by Volkswagen's electrification push.
"At the BMW Group, the future of electric mobility has already arrived", says Harald Krüger, chairman of the board of management at BMW AG. That's also due to the electronically controlled dampers, new multi-link rear suspension design, and new MacPherson struts. Indeed, they didn't have time to worry about the Greenpeace protests: they were too busy launching their own oil-free models to the world's press.
The Germany automaker previously had said it would spend over €10 billion before 2025 in electric vehicles.
"It would be desirable for the German and European industry to play a stronger role here", VW brand Chief Executive Herbert Diess said. "We're really investing heavily in that new architecture".
By 2025, the company estimates that up to one in four of its new vehicles - three million per year - could be purely battery powered.
"With this we generate just about enough cash to shoulder the investments, but have actually very little leeway", he said.
Crozz is a sporty, zero-emission all-round vehicle whose electric 4MOTION all-wheel drive system is expected to be as impressive on unpaved trails as it is in adverse weather conditions. "The U.S. plays a major role in our strategy".
"Financially we're very robust", Mueller said in a Bloomberg TV interview. "It will depend on volume perspectives".
Speaking to Xinhua, a Daimler spokesperson further noted that diesel vehicles would continue to play a "significant" role in the company's portfolio until 2025.
Daimler said Monday that its luxury brand Mercedes-Benz planned to offer an electric motor in all its models before the end of 2022, although it cautioned that the shift to electric cars that are lower margin required additional cost savings. Crozz II and other I.D. vehicles. Instead, it seems content to be a "me, too" company with a surprising lack of urgency behind its electric auto ambitions. Its power output is 300 hp and its range a hefty 500 km; using a fast-charging station will bring the charge up to 80% of capacity within 30 minutes.