Video: Named A Year When Gasoline And Diesel Volkswagen Could Disappear
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
Volkswagen does not intend to invest in the development of internal combustion engines - the head of the company, Ralph Brandstätter, told Automobilwoche. VW will focus on the development of electric mobility, but it is still far from completely abandoning the internal combustion engine.
- The company does not plan to immediately abandon the existing set of internal combustion engines. The engine families that Volkswagen currently owns will be improved in order to bring them in line with the upcoming eco-standards. Thus, the model line with internal combustion engines will remain in the company's assortment until at least 2030.
- By the end of the decade, Volkswagen expects to increase the share of electric vehicles in its sales to 70% in Europe and to 50% in the Chinese and US markets. At the same time, the development of this direction, according to Brandstätter, will be financed from the profit received from the sale of cars with internal combustion engines. Generation changes for such models as Golf, Passat or Tiguan cannot be avoided during this time, but Volkswagen is going to make them as economical as possible, which implies an even wider use of hybrid installations.
In mid-March, Audi announced its refusal to develop new internal combustion engines, which, however, also plans to improve the existing engines for as long as possible. Earlier, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, General Motors and other brands also announced a complete transition to electric traction over time.