The manufacturer who was rocked by "diesel gate" over two years ago, said it will produce battery-powered vehicles at 16 global locations, by 2022. The Group now produces electric vehicles at three locations, and in two years' time a further nine Group plants are scheduled to be equipped for this goal.
The automaker said it awarded lithium-ion battery contracts worth about 20 billion euros ($24.8 billion) to South Korean and Chinese companies.
A decision will be made on the battery production supplier for North America, "shortly".
"We have pulled out all the stops during the past months to carry out the Roadmap E promptly and resolutely", CEO Matthias Mueller stated, describing the electric vehicle program. The company had said it would build upto three million electric vehicles annually by 2025 and market 80 new models across its group of nine companies.
According to a recent study by Ernst & Young, the German auto makers VW, Daimler and BMW have invested €4.7 billion worldwide in the last two years in pure electric vehicle technology.
Volkswagen AG, the largest carmaker in the world, has announced it is pouring a massive amount of resources into electric vehicle development.
A number of VW Group newcomers were presented last week at the Geneva International Motor Show, among them the Audi e-tron, the Porsche Mission E and the I.D. While "I.D." won't be a full standalone brand i.e Toyota's ill-fated Scion brand; I.D. models will be a bit of a sub-brand for Volkswagen with ID: Buzz, ID Crozz, and ID Vizzion all on the future roadmap.
The CEO emphasized that Volkswagen is not turning its back on conventional drive systems.
He said Tuesday the company would be "part of the solution" in finding a way to address controversy over the diesel issue.
"We are investing strongly in tomorrow's mobility, but without neglecting the current technologies and vehicles that will continue to play an important role for decades", Mueller said.
Tesla is assuredly anxious at the moves Volkswagen is making as this will of course help drive cobalt prices globally and on a broader scale signals just how serious the Volkswagen group has become about electric vehicles.
Separately, looking ahead to 2018, Volkswagen expects sales and deliveries to "modestly exceed" the upbeat 2017 performance. The manufacturer predicts an operating margin this year of between 6.5 percent and 7.5 percent of revenue, compared with 7.4 percent in 2017.
GKN shareholders will need to approve the merger, which means they will have to weigh its merits against a Melrose deal. That will include considering whether they want to hold a stake in New York-listed Dana or London-listed Melrose.
The crash happened at about 5:30 a.m., crunching the bus and leaving the passengers exposed to chilly temperatures. One person is dead after a charter bus fell on its side into an 50 foot Alabama ravine Tuesday morning.
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On a monthly basis, the producer price index that measures wholesale inflation was up 0.2% following January's 0.4% increase. He added that the company had reduced production at some fields and expected domestic output to decrease gradually.
As the name suggests, the Pi 3 B+ shares many features with the original Raspberry Pi 3 Model B , launched back in February 2016. According to Raspberry Pi, it's sold more than 9 million Raspberry Pi 3 units and a total of 19 million Raspberry Pis in total.
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Glushkov worked in the 1990s for the state airline Aeroflot and Berezovsky's LogoVAZ vehicle company, according to media reports . A post-mortem examination will be held in due course and the death is now being treated as an unexplained , the police said.
There was disagreement between the two over the Iran nuclear deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Syria, Russia, North Korea. Trump's position: Last June, Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Paris climate agreement.
Three months after multiple men accused James Levine of sexual assault , the Metropolitan Opera officially fired the conductor. The Met suspended Levine, 74, in December after several accusations of sexual misconduct stretching from the 1960s to 1980s.
Bomb attack kills 9 near Pakistan's Lahore
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NCAA women's hoops tournament: UConn could play in Albany
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Sessions May Fire McCabe Days Before He's Set to Retire
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Oil prices move lower after Friday's rig-powered surge
Among refined products, Nymex reformulated gasoline blendstock-the benchmark gasoline contract-was down 0.5%, at $1.89 a gallon. Oil prices fell with the release of this EIA report on Monday and it looks like the downside pressure will continue on Tuesday.
Kylie Jenner Opens Up About Pregnancy With Stormi In Fan Q&A
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