In the midst of the biggest crisis in its history, the Volkswagen Group is accelerating the transformation to the electric car provider. According to company offices, the board of auditors on Friday (November 16th) will turn the plan of Herbert Diess, CEO, into three-year-old production of fully-powered vehicles, two more than previously planned.
The little Passat, sought after the middle-class car, will be moved from Emden to a Skoda plant in the Czech Republic. This should be established in the VW factory in East Frisia with 9000 employees to build large-scale e-cars. The VW transporter plant in Hannover should also be reversed. In Zwickau in Saxony, such preparations are already underway. "With this strategy, we want to guarantee employment in a high-priced country," he said.
The world's largest carmaker is under pressure and is currently under attack because of the diesel crisis and the more severe climate problems this caused. From inside, "We just do not want to comply with the law, we want to go beyond," he said. The aim is to comply with the requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement. For the relevant investments air, the group wants to get billions of dollars in savings programs with various brands. "We must do this ourselves." By the end of 2022, the decision to invest in 34 billion euros of electromobility, autonomous driving, digitization and new mobility services is unlikely to increase significantly.
To be able to store the amount of energy needed for the planned increase in the number of electric cars, Lower Saxony is meeting with several people about a partnership with the Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation. The goal is the construction of a battery cell factory in Europe, as it is called in the company offices. In Germany, this is currently economically impossible without major political assistance. "Politics and the business world should shape the future together," a senior executive said. According to the content of a company, Federal Economy Minister Peter Altmaier & # 39; s (CDU) plans are independent and promised initial financing for an industrial consortium for the production of battery cells. Next week, Altmaier is expected to talk about electric mobility during a congress in Berlin.
E-CAR UNDER 20.000 EURO
Volkswagen's plans for its plant in Emden are projecting the construction of a particularly favorable electric model with a capacity of 200,000 units per year. The internally called mevcut MoNE entry bir means should be available at less than € 20,000. In addition, the electrical Passat I.D. There is no aerodynamic line in the amount of 100,000 units, Emden will have a capacity of about 300,000 vehicles.
In Hanover, electricity is the successor of Bulli. Buzz will be built with more than 100,000 units. In addition, among others, the Transporter T6 line went off the Lounge SUV and I.D. Cargo. For this purpose, a portion of the transporter production, Turkey & # 39; in the future partner of Ford & # 39; s will be delivered to the factory. According to the insiders, the second-largest US carmaker is negotiating a broad alliance of autonomous cars and city planes operating with batteries.
The plant in Zwickau is already transformed into a European region for mass production of electric vehicles. Beginning at the end of 2019, compact I.D. Do the Neo, VW praised the first "CO2 neutral tool". Identity Cross should be monitored from 2020. To make the room, the Passat in Zwickau was interrupted during the summer. The Golf and Golf Variant, still operating on the production line, will be transferred to the main facility in Wolfsburg.
In the future, the Passat will be produced at the Skoda factory in Kvasiny, where Superb is already produced. Both models share the same platform. To this end, the vehicles from Kvasiny's Seat and Karoq's Ateca road vehicles will be transported to a new plant in Volkswagen, with a capacity of 350,000 units in Eastern Europe. A position is still wanted.
Source: Volkswagen AG