Volkswagen planning electric versions for all cars by 2030

14 September, 2017, 00:37 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • VolkswagenVolkswagen first introduced the ID concept during the 2016 Paris Motor Show

Volkswagen (VW) has announced plans to offer an electric version of each of their 300 vehicle models by 2030.

That means that by 2030 the company plans to offer an electric or hybrid version of over 300 different auto models. However, other companies are taking similar steps - Mercedes-Benz has stated its intent to offer electric or hybrid versions of all its cars by 2022.

Mueller further announced that he would roll out 50 new electric vehicles and 30 new plug-in hybrids within the next eight years.

"With this we generate just about enough cash to shoulder the investments, but have actually very little leeway", he said.

According to Mueller, the automotive industry is undergoing an irreversible process of transformation.

But back to the changes in this second version of the ID Crozz concept: VW says much of the exterior design represents what the production model will look like, including the LED headlight design. An advanced air-purification system is part of the mix, as is a new operating system dubbed "vw.OS" allowing quick software updates at any time.




The move by China, the world's biggest auto market, is sure to accelerate a global shift to electrics.

VW, Daimler and BMW AG are accelerating electric-vehicle plans to react to slumping sales of diesel models amid the fallout from VW's cheating scandal.

Among the 23 electric vehicle models that Volkswagen intends to produce by 2025, there will assuredly be utility models.

Volkswagen VOWG_p.DE wants German and European industry to come together to help create a regional supplier of electric vehicle batteries to provide competition to Asian manufacturers, the head of its core autos division told Reuters. Looking to expand into the European market, Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have unveiled new sub-compact crossovers and high-performance vehicles at the show.

Luxury brand Audi, the group's largest earnings contributor, will start selling its first all-electric SUV in 2018 and add two more purely battery-powered vehicles in the next three years. Automakers are also searching for ways to adapt to a future in which people find ways of getting from one place to another without necessarily owning a auto, such as car-sharing or ride-hailing through smartphone apps.

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