VW plans electric options for all models by 2030

By Charlotte Whyatt - Wed 11th Oct 2017
VW plans electric options for all models by 2030

German car manufacturer Volkswagen have announced their plans to offer electric versions of all of their 300 models by the year 2030.

More than €50 billion will need to be spent on the batteries required to power the cars.

They will also be investing a further €10 billion in zero-emission vehicles and are looking toward producing 80 brand-new electric models across the whole Volkswagen group by 2025.

"Customers want clean vehicles. People want to have clean air, and we want to make our contribution here," said Volkswagen Chief Matthias Mueller at this year's Frankfurt Motor show.

One of Germany’s other major car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz recently announced their intentions to do exactly the same with their entire range by 2022.

Both of these declarations come in the wake of the 2015 German Emission Scandal where a huge number of Volkswagen vehicles being sold in America were found to contain a particular device which was able to change the result of emission tests.

Volkswagen, however are now confident that both their petrol and diesel engines are now completely clean, Mueller stated in an interview with the BBC.

A growing number of countries within Europe. including Britain and France, are set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 in an added effort to reduce pollution and carbon emissions.

Source: BBC News