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Volkswagen to build EVs in America from 2021

Volkswagen to build EVs in America from 2021
CarTrade Editorial Team CarTrade Editorial Team Wednesday 23 November 2016, 22:15 PM

The automotive industry is witnessing a shift in focus towards electric cars and Volkswagen who is reeling under the aftershocks of the Diesel Gate, has decided to give a push towards electric vehicles.  Their strategy is based on consolidation and ensuring maximum returns on the investments they have made so far. So, here is a rundown on Volkswagen’s electric plans till 2025 and beyond.

First things first, VW has already started working on a new platform MEB built to be the base for the future electric cars. The first wave of cars will be built on the MEB platform and are expected to arrive in 2020 with two MEB-based electric cars. The second wave is expected to kick off before 2025 with more models developed on the MEB platform including hatchbacks, crossovers and SUVs.

Volkswagen will emphasise on cost leadership in electric mobility. They will be positioned aggressive to lure the aspiring middle class and might not be priced at a premium as they are now. Approachability and affordability will be the key mantras for Volkswagen to achieve their goal of being the first manufacturer with a million vehicles.

Volkswagen will invest in a pilot facility to develop battery system and produce battery cells. Autonomous, connected cars are on the cards in a bid to be a leader in the digital ecosystem of the automotive sector. Volkswagen plans to start building electric car in America from 2021 as it is believed that the US will be the biggest market for EVs to start with.

 

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