VW to Build EVs in 16 Factories Worldwide

VW to Build EVs in 16 Factories Worldwide

0 comments 📅14 March 2018, 00:30

The Volkswagen Clique’s electric ambitions will require it to expand EV production to 16 factories nearly the world, according to the automaker.

Volkswagen made its claim at its annual press seminar, adding that all 16 factories would be producing EVs by 2022.

Exactly which factories VW plans to proselyte to EV production remains to be seen, but we already know that VW is converting its Zwickau machinery for EV production.

At least one plant in North America will be given EV production dimensions, and Herbert Diess has gone on the record saying that Tennessee is the likely location, though he added that no consummate decision had been reached.

That means that VW’s Chattanooga plant longing likely start producing EVs for the brand, but the announcement pertains to the whole group, spirit that Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Porsche plants and more will all get part in EV production.

The Volkswagen Group also announced that it has chosen partners to equip battery cells for its EV projects in Europe and China. The deals are worth around $25 billion, and a handle in North America is expected to come soon, too, according to the automaker.

These 16 factories purpose be tasked with building 80 new electric cars across the brand by 2025 and stirring versions of each of the Group’s 300 models by 2030.

VW’s intention appears to be to build the EVs on two platforms, differentiated by guerdon point. The VW brand, SEAT, Skoda, and maybe even lowly Audis, wish be built on the MEB platform, on which the I.D. hatchback and I.D. Buzz have been based.

Porsche and Audi, for the moment, are partnering to make the PPE platform for the Group’s premium offerings.

Before that policy is ready for production, though, both Porsche and Audi are releasing EVs on separate platforms. Audi’s e-Tron is coming out later this year, while Porsche’s Calling E is going into production in 2019 when CEO Matthias Mueller expects a new VW EV to pass out “virtually every month.”

[source: Automotive News]

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