Thursday, January 27, 2022
News Volkswagen Ready to Sell 50 Million EVs Over The Next Few Years

Volkswagen Ready to Sell 50 Million EVs Over The Next Few Years

The interest for electric cars is palpable, and Volkswagen is planning to sell a lot of them. 50 million over the next few years in fact.

While that might seem like a whole heck of a lot of them, the fact that there’s a current semi-shortage of available cars and long waiting lines demonstrates that the issue is not the demand.

The issue lies in the supply and building the things – ask Tesla about it. The latter may have figured out the battery question as the energy storage units are some of the biggest bugs related to the production of EVs.

Volkswagen’s worked out sources for the desired batteries from three Asian companies: CATL in China and LG and Samsung in South Korea. Despite this, Volkswagen understands that EVs are not the solution for all because of range, availability and, most importantly, pricing. This is why they will continue to invest in the internal combustion engine and diesel technology.

In the meantime, EV’s are becoming an important piece of the automotive landscape and the German giant intends on being there. The first of their I.D. series of electric vehicles are slated to arrive as early as late 2019 or early 2020 and thanks the company’s shared flexible MEB platform, economies of scale will be more than possible.

This strategy will enable Volkswagen to pass on the “savings” to consumers and retails their cars for much less than Tesla’s advertised prices, for example. We look forward to finding out more the I.D. line-up, and driving them!

Trending Now

Cadillac is Giving the Escalade A Great Big V

Performance V badge applied to the Escalade for the first time Caddy keeping quiet on the details, but expect big things Cadillac is bringing...

The BYD Han EV Station Wagon is the SUV Alternative

BYD is already set up in North America and sells commercial vehicles. The BYD Han is one of the most popular EVs in...

First 2023 Mazda CX-50 Rolls Off Line in New Alabama Plant

CX-50 new off-road-intended crossover from Mazda First Mazda built in U.S. since 2012 Mazda's first CX-50 crossover rolled off of the line today at...

Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 Winter Tire Review: Winter is just Another Season

The Blizzak winter tire shows no discernable weaknesses. The Bridgestone Blizzak remains one of the best all-around winter tires money can buy. Winter hit...

RV Company Airstream Introduces the eStream Concept EV trailer

The eStream is self-propelled and includes a large-capacity battery. The concept is based on a Ford Transit EV. Necessity is the mother of all...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.