Volkswagen: The Electric Countdown Begins
COUNTDOWN - Volkswagen has assembled in recent days in Wolfsburg (Germany) companies responsible for supplying materials and components for future electric cars ( photo below ), on which the German company has great expectations: the manufacturer has announced that it would launch 300 electric models by 2030 and invest 20 billion euros by this date. The most anticipated model among those arriving will be the compact five-door sedan inspired by the ID style proposal ( pictured above)), which Volkswagen will launch in 100 weeks from now (at the end of 2019) and will build in the German factory in Zwickau, in Saxony, where other cars will also be built on the basis of the new MEB mechanical base.
MECHANICS AD HOC - The essential element of the new strategy is the MEB platform for electric cars, designed by Volkswagen to be modular and easily adaptable depending on the car's characteristics: it is already confirmed that they will use the crossover derived from the prototype ID Crozz (2020) and the "van" that refers to the ID Buzz (2022). Volkswagen has already entered into agreements with 100 suppliers and is consolidating its strategies earlier than usual, according to announcements, after partly changing the working methods: the electrical design phase was shortened to 11 months and the company calls for a closer relationship with the partners involved.