Volvo aims to sell one million cars electrified before 2025. The swedes is a very ambitious plan and the Volkswagen Group, with all its brands, is also pursuing the goal of to sell the one million cars electrified, plug-in hybrids and electric, face-to-2025. One of the objectives of these sales figures is to comply with the increasingly stringent emission regulations.
This is the only way for many regions to be achieve the levels of CO2 set for the manufacturers. Now the Volkswagen Group has for sale two electric models, such as the Volkswagen e-Up! and e-Golf. The range of plug-in hybrids is more extensive, with the Volkswagen Golf GTE, Passat GTE, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Q7 e-tron quattro, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid and Cayenne S E-Hybrid.
Now the Volkswagen Group estimates that by the end of 2016 will have reached the 103.000 units electrified. Last year, only the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid marketed 75.400 units at the global level, while Renault-Nissan has sold 85,000 vehicles 100% electric. To meet the goals, by 2020, the Volkswagen Group will have 20 new models of electric and plug-in hybrids, including the first Audi and Porsche all-electric.
Currently, Volkswagen is looking at solutions to power to produce hybrid and plug-in hybrids more quickly (and cheap). By the time they have the capacity to produce 75,000 of these vehicles a year, which in the case of the Golf hybrid or electric, will incur a 5% more work in the assembly lines of conventional models. That capacity could triple with ease, according to the company.
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One of the keys to Volkswagen to develop hybrid and electric cars more quickly and in a more economical way is the launch of the new platform MEB that are developing, to provide a basis standardized for the main models electrified. Currently all part of models that have been designed for combustion engines traditional, which is not ideal.
Source – Automotive News