In an interview with the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, the Volkswagen group president has stated that his determined commitment to the electric car is no longer reversed and that they will accelerate the pace of the evolution of the sector.
According to Herbert Diess, the health crisis that we are suffering has awakened the environmental awareness of people and governments, which have increased aid programs in many markets. Something that adds to the greater interest of the people who have triggered sales during the collapse of the general automobile market.
Mr. Diess has confirmed that the Volkswagen group’s offensive in the electric car sector will begin with the arrival this September of ID.3. It will be followed by other proposals such as the one we confirmed a few days ago with ID.4 whose sales will begin right after the start of its brother’s deliveries.
Asked Frankfurter Allgemeine about whether Volkswagen could hunt down the leader of the electric car industry, Tesla, Diess admitted that it was necessary to catch up on aspects such as data and networks (recharging) where the American competitor is “a few years ahead.”
“Tesla has left the rest of the industry behind. It is the only manufacturer to develop its cars thinking of terms like software, as a device on the data network that collects customer data, evaluates and responds quickly. This is now also something Volkswagen does, where the new staff structure will accelerate it.”
Volkswagen looks to 2021 as the year of the final take-off of electric car sales within the group, after a 2020 debut. Next year the offer of 100% electric models will reach 14 different models among the brands that make up the German conglomerate and the current catalog will change significantly in a rapidly changing market.
This is the 2020-2021 listing: