20 Million Electric Vans By 2019 for Volkswagen

VW Transporter Electric


Mar 12, 2019

  • Almost 70 new electric models by 2028 – instead of the 50 previously planned
  • Comprehensive decarbonization program for the Volkswagen Group signed off
  • Volkswagen Group targeting fully CO2-neutral balance by 2050
  • Diess: “Volkswagen will change We are taking on responsibility with regard to the key trends of the future – particularly in connection with climate protection.”

Wolfsburg, March 12, 2019 – The Volkswagen Group is forging ahead with the fundamental change of system in individual mobility and systematically aligning with electric drives. The Group is planning to launch almost 70 new electric models in the next ten years – instead of the 50 previously planned. As a result, the projected number of vehicles to be built on the Group’s electric platforms in the next decade will increase from 15 million to 22 million. Expanding e- mobility is an important building block on the road to a CO2-neutral balance. Volkswagen has signed off a comprehensive decarbonization program aimed at achieving a fully CO2-neutral balance in all areas from fleet to production to administration by 2050. Volkswagen is thus fully committed to the Paris climate targets.

Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, said: “Volkswagen is taking on responsibility with regard to the key trends of the future – particularly in connection with climate protection. The targets of the Paris Agreement are our yardstick. We will be systematically aligning production and other stages in the value chain to CO2 neutrality in the coming years. That is how we will be making our contribution towards limiting global warming. Volkswagen is seeking to provide individual mobility for millions of people for years to come – individual mobility that is safer, cleaner and fully connected. In order to shoulder the investments needed for the electric offensive we must make further improvements in efficiency and performance in all areas.”

The Volkswagen Group has set milestones in all areas to be achieved in the coming years on the road to complete decarbonization by 2050. The measures follow three principles: first, effective and sustainable CO2 reduction. Second, switch to renewable energy sources for power supply. Third, compensate for remaining emissions that cannot be avoided. In order to improve the CO2 balance of vehicles throughout their lifecycle, for example, Volkswagen has already made a start on the supply chain. A detailed roadmap is currently being drawn up. There is particularly significant potential as regards steel and aluminum supplies.

The 2025 target is to reduce the CO2  footprint of the vehicle fleet by 30 percent across the lifecycle compared to 2015. Volkswagen is therefore electrifying the vehicle portfolio, with investment in this area alone amounting to more than €30 billion by 2023. The share of electric vehicles in the Group fleet is to rise to at least 40 percent by 2030. The first of the new-generation electric vehicles go into production this year: the AUDI e-tron1* will be followed by the Porsche Taycan2*. Reservations for each of these models already total 20,000 units. And electric vehicles will be brought into the mainstream with the ramp up of the Volkswagen ID. Other models in this first wave will be the ID. CROZZ2*, the SEAT el-born2*, the ŠKODA Vision E2*, the ID. BUZZ2*, and the ID. VIZZION2*.

In order to support the electric offensive, LG Chem, SKI, CATL and Samsung were selected as strategic battery cell suppliers. In view of the constantly increasing demand, Volkswagen is also taking a close look at possible participation in battery cell manufacturing facilities in Europe.

Looking further ahead, solid-state batteries also have great potential. The goal is to enable an industrial level of production with this technology together with our partner QuantumScape.

At the same time, CO2 emissions at all plants are to be cut 50 percent by 2025 compared with 2010. The conversion of the power station in Wolfsburg from coal to gas will reduce CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes annually from 2023 onwards. Audi’s production activities at the Brussels site, for example, are already completely CO2-neutral. The Zwickau plant will not only be the lead factory for the Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB); the ID. built there will be delivered to customers with a CO2-neutral balance.

The MEB lies at the heart of Volkswagen’s electric offensive. The cost of e-mobility can be significantly lowered through partnerships to enable the widest possible spread of the MEB and the associated economies of scale. That makes individual mobility affordable and usable for the mainstream in the future as well. One example of such a partnership is the planned cooperation with Aachen-based e.GO Mobile AG recently announced at the Geneva International Motor Show.

To boost e-mobility further, we will be installing 400 fast-charging stations along Europe’s major roads and highways by 2020 in collaboration with industry partners in IONITY. 100 of these will be located in Germany. That means there will be a station every 120 kilometers. Elli (Electric Life), Volkswagen’s new subsidiary, will also offer wallboxes for charging at home, using green power – initially in Germany. In addition, there will be 3,500 charging points on employee car parks at all plants with further charging opportunities at dealerships.

New 2020 VW Transporter ABT

ABT Volkswagen e-Transporter specs:

  • 37.3 kWh for some 208 km (129 miles) or double pack 74.6 kWh for 400 km (250 miles)
  • payload 1,050 kg or 750 kg (with double battery)
  • cargo space stands at 6.7 m3 (only long wheelbase version is available)
  • electric motor power 82 kW (111 HP) and maximum torque of 200 Nm
  • energy consumption about 18 kWh/100 km (62 miles) as per NEDC
  • at a CCS quick charging station (40 kW), the battery can be charged to 80% capacity in 49 minutes (37.3 kWh version) or 98 minutes (74.6 kWh version)

Electric VW Transporter

The 2019 Electric Crafter

  • All-electric e-Crafter concept unveiled at IAA in Hanover in September 2016. Production model now revealed, less than two-years later
  • e-Crafter made UK debut at CV Show in Birmingham in April 2018, prompting interest from a wide range of fleets and customers
  • Four UK fleets took part in international trials from May to September 2018 to provide feedback and support development of final production model –Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, City of London Corporation and the London Borough of Southwark
  • This follows pattern of conventionally-fuelled Crafter, which was ‘Crafted by you. Engineered by us’ and designed in collaboration with customers
  • Businesses active in urban areas tend to be “last mile deliverers” eg in the courier and logistics sector, craftsmen, retailers, energy suppliers and shuttle and taxi services
  • e-Crafter designed after analysing 210,000 driving profiles of over 1,500 customers, showing most drivers cover between 70 and 100 km per day (43-62 miles) and with multiple stop/starts
  • The e-Crafter has been tailored to these typical city operations with its 100 kW (136 PS) power, high 290 Nm torque output, range of up to 173 km (c107 miles) and top speed limited to 90 kph (56 mph)
  • Lithium-ion battery is completely integrated into the underbody, meaning the standard vehicle’s entire cargo volume (10.7 m3) is fully usable. The same applies to other important dimensions such as the vehicle’s through-loading width (1,380 mm) and cargo compartment height (1,861 mm)
  • A maximum payload of between 1.0 and 1.75 tonnes is available
  • At a CCS charging station with 40 kW (DC) the battery can be charged to 80 per cent in just 45 minutes. From a wallbox (AC), charging time to 100 per cent is around 5 hours 20 minutes
  • The e-Crafter will launch at a gross price of around 69,500 euros in Germany. UK pricing and spec has yet to be confirmed, along with timing for right-hand drive availability
  • Like all Crafter models, the e-Crafter will be produced at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Września plant in Poland

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