Frankfurt Motor Show: Volkswagen ID Crozz II EV concept revealed

Frankfurt Motor Show: Volkswagen ID Crozz II EV concept revealed

Frankfurt Motor Show: Volkswagen ID Crozz II EV concept revealed

The declared aim is for everyone of VW's roughly 300 models to be globally available in an electric version by that date.

By 2025, Volkswagen plans to offer 80 new electric vehicles across its group and sub-brands, which include Audi, Bentley, Bugatti and the Volkswagen brand itself.

"With this we generate just about enough cash to shoulder the investments, but have actually very little leeway", he said. "The transformation of our industry is unstoppable and we will lead it by redefining mobility to be cleaner and better".

"We will become more electric after 2020 worldwide, but also in the U.S.", Diess said.

VolkswagenVolkswagen first introduced the ID concept during the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Automakers "won't be shouting about it, but diesels will be part of their lineup", says Ian Fletcher, principal analyst at IHS Market.

"We need to improve profits considerably in the USA", he said, as the automaker prepares for "the next phase" of electric, connected and autonomous vehicles.

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The interior remains far more conceptual, and it's worth noting that Frankfurt's version of the Crozz still doesn't have a pillar between the front and rear side windows-an unlikely feature for a vehicle this large destined for mass production.

VW, Daimler and BMW AG are accelerating electric-vehicle plans to react to slumping sales of diesel models amid the fallout from VW's cheating scandal.

First revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show in April, the electric auto concept has been updated to move it closer towards production. Muller said the Group was initially aiming for electric models with a range of around 370 miles, and was also conducting research into solid state battery technology with a potential range of 1000 miles which he hoped could be brought to production by 2030.

Automakers are spending heavily to develop and improve electric cars to meet increasingly tough government regulations limiting air pollution.

Among the 23 electric vehicle models that Volkswagen intends to produce by 2025, there will assuredly be utility models.

Carmakers at the Frankfurt auto show revealed low-emissions vehicles and technology strategies they hope will let them profit from the sweeping changes expected to hit the auto industry in the next few years.

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