29 Nov 2018, 16:29
Benjamin Wehrmann

Volkswagen announces plans for pure e-car factory in US


Germany’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen has unveiled plans to open a factory in the US that will exclusively produce electric vehicles, the news agency Reuters reports. The company’s new US CEO, Scott Keogh, said Volkswagen has yet to decide the plant’s exact location and would sell a new VW e-car in the US for between 30,000 and 40,000 dollars by 2020. “An electric car that could take on Silicon Valley’s Tesla Inc is part of the massive investment in electric vehicles that Europe’s largest carmaker plans to make,” the article says.

Find the article in English here.

Find background in the factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility and the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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