E-mobility is the future at Volkswagen. A few days ago, the manufacturer concretized this project with a concrete date: at the latest from the year 2035, the core brand VW in Europe does not want to sell no more combustions. “In Europe, between 2033 and 2035, we will run the last burner from the band,” said VW brand boss Ralf Brandstatter in a joint interview with the magazine Electrified and the Autogazette. As an intermediate goal, 70 percent of all the new Volkswagen is planned until 2030.
So that this succeeds, VW also moves into cheaper segments its electric car timetable Strammer. The Wolfsburgs have “decided to prefer our Small-BEV family from 2027 to 2025”. So VW will soon become electric vehicles from 20.Offer 000 euros and serve an important customer segment, “announced fire stavers.
For other markets such as the US and China, however, the goals are not quite as ambitious. By 2030 only 50 percent of the new cars should be pure E cars, a combustion end has not yet defined for this. In other world regions VW expect “due to the different transformation rates as well as partly unclear framework conditions a slightly delayed exit date,” so fire stavers.
In South America and Africa, for example, “due to the lack of framework conditions, such as a charging infrastructure, still a good deal will take longer”. It is obvious that Volkswagen “adapts to the different transformation speeds in the individual regions” as a very internationally established company “.
“The e-mobility has won momentum”
“The e-mobility has won momentum,” says Brandstatter about the current upswing at the sales figures. VW taxes on this year about 300.000 pure electric cars for sale. “We are full here on course, even with capacity expansion in our works”, according to the VW brand chief. “Decisive” for e-mobility but not only is the commitment of manufacturers to bring E models to the market, but also “The rapid change to renewable energies and the construction of a nationwide shop network”.
If a government was concluded after the new elections in autumn, which for Germany already determines the year 2030 as the starting date of the combustion technology, VW would be able to tune this, so fire stafer continues: “We are on different speeds when changing to the electromobility prepared, “he said in the interview, and VW was” ready to shape this change “.
However, he also emphasizes that it is not enough to set only one date for the combustion phase: “We also have to develop the charging infrastructure quickly and advance the energy transition,” he demands in this context, as it is not useful, “on a high electrical component To urge, as long as we have a high carbon power supply “. Only when E-cars are supplied with renewable energies, electromobility can unfold their “full effect for climate protection”.
Therefore, Volkswagen also invests in projects in this area, such as shared with RWE in a solar park in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. For example, the manufacturers want to set a “a clear sign” for the energy transition and to the other “the use phase of our vehicle fleet bilanziell CO2-neutral”. Germany Needs more wind and solar energy, calls fire stays, and points out that currently well “6 million terrain hours of wind energy can not be used”, since often more wind current is generated, as actually needed. With this energy “one could operate annually 2.7 million electric vehicles” calculates the VW brand chief.
VW wants to start “soon” with V2G
As a solution for this imbalance, he brings V2G into the game: “E cars hanging at the loaded box at night could serve here as a store”, and deliver their energy to the grid in load tips. Brandstatter announces in the interview that VWS E-Cars “will enable the bidirectional shop in the future”. The manufacturer wool “make an offer here soon”.
In order to do most of the climate protection, VW has set “four large adjustment levers in motion”, as fire stays explained: “The further accelerated electrification of the product portfolio, the deceleration of supply chain and production, the consistent use of green stream in the use phase and The recycling of the batteries “. The final goal: “No later than 2050 we make our fleet and the entire company CO2 neutral.”
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