Volkswagen Group will have electric option for all cars by 2030

Volkswagen Group will have electric option for all cars by 2030

VOLKSWAGEN will flick the switch on its electric revolution within the next three years and has a line up of zero emission models in the wings.

Speaking at the Frankfurt motor show, the head of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller has told Bi-bi-si: "Consumers want clean cars".

The world is shifting toward electric vehicles, but it's proving to be a gradual process. "It was courageous to go first - but of course it won't be the last".

And VW says it will invest some 20 billion euros ($24 billion) in developing new vehicles, upgrading plants, training its workforce, charging infrastructure and battery technology and production.

The Volkswagen Group has announced plans to offer its entire 300 model range with an electric element to its drivetrain by 2030 as its set out its "Roadmap E" plan at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

In 2015 VW admitted to fitting defeat devices to cheat emissions tests from the years of 2006 to 2015.

But PSA, the maker of Peugeots and Citroens, said it was concerned about the risks if consumers were left behind in the rush, and a new generation of battery cars does not sell. "Then it is up to customers to decide how fast it will gain widespread acceptance", explained Müller.

On the eve of the IAA, the largest auto show of the year at Frankfurt, aka the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Volkswagen Group announced a massive $84 billion plan that will move the group towards an electric future.

The CROZZ will have all-wheel drive-4Motion, in VW speak-with electric motors operating at both ends of the vehicle, one motor for each axle.

Underscoring the enormity of the shift taking place in the industry, Mueller said Volkswagen will need the equivalent of at least four gigafactories for battery cells by 2025 just to meet its own vehicle production.

With the introduction of electric vehicles, the primary challenge is to supply power to the eco-friendly vehicles. "The transformation in our industry is unstoppable, and we will lead that transformation".

Claimed to be the most comprehensive electrification initiative in the history of the motorcar, Roadmap E will see VW Group bring electric and hybrid options to every vehicle produced by Audi, Porsche, Skoda, Seat, Bentley, Bugatti and Volkswagen.

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