Dieselgate of the Volkswagen Group will be remembered for years in the automotive industry. However the German consortium is already thinking about how get ahead of this problem rather than in what happened so they caught them. One of the strategies that will continue to improve this future will be focusing its plans in electric cars, the autonomous driving and new technologies applied to their cars.
According to Matthias Müller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, in a matter of five years more than one quarter of their cars will be electric and therefore will need as little about three million batteries per year. With these words we is warning that if the volume of batteries they will need is high so let the money to external suppliers and can leave everything at home.
Currently Volkswagen counts as Exide battery ion lithium companies such as Samsung SDI and LG Chem. However if they lodged squarely in the race for development and manufacture of its own batteries the costs would be lower and could increase internal synergies among the different brands that make up the German consortium.
In addition, Muller also to made reference to a possible agreement with the American über. CEO of the Volkswagen Group has not given many details about this possible agreement, but is it not unreasonable to think the union of both manufacturers to create vehicles for passenger transport on the one hand and on the other be the supplier of the vehicles that uses the service in question.
Will have to be attentive to the information since the Volkswagen Group is immersed in the electrification of its range of models and most likely we will soon have news on the possible development of its battery packs. In addition, this business could be very profitable since other brands could afford them and thus also would get a high revenue for the investment made for its development.
Source – Volkswagen AG