The Volkswagen brand plans to make electric cars into a large and affordable product. According to the head of the German manufacturer Herbert Diss, the company has already reserved production capacity for building 50 million electric vehicles and has concluded contracts with battery suppliers: LG Chem, Samsung, CATL and SKI.
This writes the Chronicle Info regarding motor.ru.
Volkswagen strategy for electric vehicles – these are cost savings as a result of economies of scale and the use of flexible MEB architecture. This is the example of the next generation electric wave, whose production costs will be 40 percent lower. At the same time it has doubled a larger interior and a power reserve.
According to preliminary information, the costs of such a machine will not exceed 20,000 euros (1.5 million rubles at the current rate).
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Earlier it was reported that by 2020 Volkswagen wants to sell 150,000 electric cars. The volume of production of "green" cars must be about 550 thousand per year. In total, until 2022, the brands of the Volkswagen group will present 27 models on the MEB platform. Investments in the modernization of production amount to six billion euros.
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