The Dieselgate of the Volkswagen Group will be remembered for years in the automotive sector. however, the German consortium is already thinking about how to get ahead of this problem rather than on what has happened to them pillaran. One of the strategies that will continue to improve this in future will focus their plans on electric cars, the driving is autonomous and the new technologies applied to their cars.
According to Matthias Müller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, in a matter of a half-decade more than a quarter of its vehicles will be electric and therefore will need as little bit about three million batteries a year. With these words, is warning us that if the volume of batteries that need is high to leave the money to an external provider being able to leave everything at home.
Currently, Volkswagen has as a provider of lithium-ion battery companies like LG Chem and Samsung SDI. however, if it is pushed squarely into the race for developing and manufacturing its own batteries, the costs would be further reduced and could increase the internal synergies between the different brands that make up the German consortium.
in Addition, Mueller also hinted at a possible agreement with the american Uber. The CEO of the Volkswagen Group has not given many details on this possible agreement, but it would not be unreasonable to think in the union of both manufacturers to create a part vehicles for transport of passengers and on the other to be the supplier of the vehicles that use the transport service in question.
Will be attentive to the information that the Volkswagen Group is involved in the electrification of its range of models and most probably soon we have news on the possible development of their battery packs. in Addition, this business could prove to be very cost effective as other brands that could be bought from and therefore also would get a high return for the inveriones made for its development.
Source – Volkswagen AG