27 Jan '16, 5am

Volkswagen Plans 20 More Electrified Vehicles by 2020

Volkswagen Plans 20 More Electrified Vehicles by 2020

In light of its massive diesel scandal, Volkswagen is pushing its efforts towards electrifying vehicles. During Volkswagen’s New Year’s reception in Brussels, CEO Matthias Müller confirmed the German automaker will “introduce about 20 additional models with electrical or plug-in hybrid drive trains by 2020.” Müller also emphasized the necessity for industrial companies and policymakers to work closely together on the future of mobility in the EU saying, “We must not leave this playing field to Silicon Valley.” With numerous EU parliamentarians present at the event, Müller stressed that Europe desperately needs an extensive network of rapid charging stations, adding that customer trust in e-mobility will only grow “if there is a visible, functioning infrastructure.” He also pointed to the recent diesel emissions scandal as a reason to realign the Volkswagen Group. In hopes ...

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