VW CEO Diess says company ready to build 50 million e-cars
Germany’s biggest carmaker VW has said it is prepared to build 50 million e-cars and already has “sourced” the batteries needed to fulfil this goal, company CEO Herbert Diess told Automotive News in an interview. “This is a huge momentum coming, and probably from a volume piece, I think we have the best setup strategy for the electric vehicles to come,” Diess said.
According to a separate article by news agency dpa carried by Welt Online, VW plans to launch a small e-car costing 20,000 euros no later than 2022.
For background, read the factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility and the dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.