Volkswagen is investing 70 billion Euros into electric vehicles

Volkswagen is investing 70 billion Euros into electric vehicles

Volkswagen has announced it will sell pure-electric versions of every one of its vehicle models across all its brands by 2030, confirming it has set aside €20bn to invest in the transition.

Until it admitted two years ago to cheating on US diesel emissions tests, Volkswagen (VW) had been slow to embrace electric cars and self-driving technology.

In 2020, sales of purely electric Volkswagen models will reach 100,000, the company said.

The concept forms part of a new campaign for the German auto maker - one which will see its electrified vehicle range expanded with three models from 2020.

Volkswagen has revealed a refreshed version of its crossover concept, the ID Crozz at the Franbkfurt motor show.

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They are all hoping to hit ambitious hybrid and all-electric vehicle sales targets with a flood of new models by the mid 2020s. Front-rear torque distribution is managed by a system VW calls an "electric propshaft".

It's definitely more aggressive, featuring none of that cartoonish demeanor that the I.D. Crozz II makes itself guilty of.

VW also announced it is now looking into battery technology, tackling the issue of battery range, especially as VW's fleet alone will need 150 gigawatt hours of ion batteries by 2025.

VW will not be dropping combustion engines entirely yet as the infrastructure for electric vehicles is now not in place, Mueller told the BBC. Fuel cell-powered cars are not yet a practical option for consumers, with only 33 hydrogen fuel stations in Germany, but it's one possibility for the future in which government regulation will increasingly require low-emission vehicles. Volkswagen claims an all-electric range of 310 miles.

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. It's also expected to be able to charge to 80 percent in 30 minutes via a 150 kW DC fast charger. The I.D. concept cars share the new "all-electric architecture" which is a common platform and will be used by all Volkswagen owned companies.

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