Volkswagen Plans 16 Production Sites For Electric Vehicles By 2022-end

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In 2018 alone, the company is set to add nine new vehicles to its portfolio, which now boasts eight e-cars and plug-in hybrids. It will also set up five production sites in China - the world's largest auto market - by 2022 and will begin production in the USA state of Tennessee as well.

It's starting to look like China will lead the world in adoption of plug-in electric cars, but which carmaking nations will follow it?

The Volkswagen Group wants to speed up the "Roadmap E" transportation electrification strategy unveiled past year, and has announced plans for more than a dozen new production sites for electric vehicles and massive contracts for the batteries which will power them. The firm also plans to market 80 new electric models during that same timeframe.

These plans are part of VW Roadmap E that was launched previous year.

While Tesla's much-anticipated Model 3 sedan has already missed some crucial production targets, Volkswagen plans to broaden assembly of zero-emission vehicles to 16 plants worldwide through the end of 2022 from three at present.

"Over the last few months, we have pulled out all the stops to implement "Roadmap E" with the necessary speed and determination", Muller said in a statement, referring to Volkswagen's electrification plan.

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VOLKSWAGEN Group will launch a new electric auto "virtually every month" in 2019 as it ramps up alternative-energy production in an effort to shake off the legacy of what it labels the "diesel crisis".

It was driven in a Tesla Model S, served entirely by the company's network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations along the way.

However, the company chief clarified that there would be no change in the production of vehicles running on conventional drive systems. But Diess said VW expected to benefit from further cost savings, expansion of modular production and growing demand for its new vehicle models in North and South America. We also hear a sporty electric hatchback may be part of the product onslaught.

"We are making massive investments in the mobility of tomorrow, but without neglecting current technologies and vehicles that will continue to play an important role for decades to come", Mueller said. General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) says it will have 20 or more electric vehicles by 2023.

Last year, it generated $8 billion in global revenues.

And of all of these established automotive powers, Volkswagen has announced itself as the company to beat in the race for electric vehicle supremacy.

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