Volvo aims to sell a million cars electrified by 2025. The Swedes is a very ambitious plan and the Volkswagen Group, with all its brands, also pursues the goal of selling one million cars electric, hybrid, and plug-in electric, with a view to 2025. One of the objectives of these sales figures is to comply with the increasingly stringent emission regulations.
This is the only way in many regions can reach the stipulated levels of CO2 for manufacturers. Right now the Volkswagen Group have for sale two electric models, such as the Volkswagen e-Up! and golf. The range of plug-in hybrids is broader, counting with the Volkswagen Golf GTE GTE Passat, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, Q7 e-tron quattro, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, and Cayenne S E-Hybrid.
Right now the Volkswagen group estimated that you for end of 2016 will have reached 103,000 units electrified. Last year only the Toyota Prius hybrid plug-in sold 75.400 units at the global level, while Renault-Nissan sold 85,000 vehicles 100% electric. To comply with the objectives, by 2020 the Volkswagen Group will feature 20 new hybrid and electric plug-in models, including fully electric first Audi and Porsche.
Volkswagen is currently seeking solutions to produce hybrids and hybrid plug-in a faster (and cheaper). At the moment they have capacity to manufacture 75,000 of these vehicles a year, which in the case of the Golf hybrid or electric, 5% more work on production lines than conventional models. That capacity could triple with ease, according to the company.
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One of the keys so that Volkswagen can develop hybrid and electric cars more quickly and is more economical is the launch of the new SEM platform that are developing, to have a base that is standardized for the main electrified models. Currently all are based on models that have been designed thinking in traditional combustion engines, which is not ideal.
Source – Automotive News
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