The Volkswagen Group, the plans of the German automotive company for Friday, has decided to spend € 44 billion over the next five years, the 14,300 billion forints for electromobilia, autonomous self-propelled steering technologies, mobility services and products, and technology digitization. manufacturing.
Most of the money for development, 30 billion euros, is spent on electromobility. In Europe, by the end of 2020, 15 are purely electric models, By 2025, 50 of these models will be introduced.
Three German plants – Zwickau, Emden, Hanover – they switch to electric cars. In Emden, they will produce an extremely cheap, An electric model of less than 20,000 euros. Special attention is given to the development of the Zwickau factory, all 770 workers are trained in I.D. family of electric drive, and will rebuild the plant from a billion euros.
The production of the Volkswagen Passat models is transferred from Emden to Kvasiny, Skoda in the Czech Republic, where the Passatok will be produced with the Skoda Superb and Kodiaq 2023 models. Production from Skoda Karoq and Seat Ateca will be relocated to a new factory looking for a location in Eastern Europe, VW said.
Two Chinese factories – Shanghai, Foshan – are also shifting to the production of electric cars, and build three more factories in the Asian country, where only electric cars will be produced. In the Chinese market, a new brand is introduced under the name Sun, and only in 2019, 4 billion euros will be devoted to development.
The company to reduce costs plans to cooperate with an American competitor, Ford. Negotiations on joint development and production of light commercial vehicles are "well advanced," VW said. A new plant is also being built in the United States and the site has not yet been designated.
VW is the largest automaker in the world. Last year it sold 10.74 million vehicles, an increase of 4.3% over the previous year. The group belongs to the denominator Volkswagen it is a Skoda besides the Audi, one seat, one Bentley, one Bugatti, one Lamborghini it is a Porsche car brand and a Ducati sports motorcycle and its own branded utility vehicles Scania it is a Man VW also produces trucks.