08 Jan '13, 8am

Volkswagen EV Chief: We Want to Lead in Electrification

Volkswagen EV Chief: We Want to Lead in Electrification

A small fleet of all-electric e-Golfs at the VW's Electronics Research Laboratory in Silicon Valley. The e-Golf will be introduced as VW's first EV in the United States in 2014. In a presentation to a small group of journalists, Volkswagen executives on Monday revealed the company’s roadmap for electric vehicles. The meeting took place in Belmont, Calif., at VW’s Electronics Research Laboratory. “We want to become the leader in electrification,” said Dr. Rudolf Krebs, Volkswagen Group chief officer for electric traction. Dr. Krebs said that Volkswagen’s internal combustion vehicles have become more efficient in recent years, but will not be enough to achieve the auto industry’s environmental goals. “There will be a gap and it can only be closed with electrification,” he said. Dr. Krebs also revealed that, two years ago, the VW Group set an internal target of having plug-in...

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