“The future is electric. If it goes anywhere near the way I imagine it, then the new Volkswagen Group will be very successful. More successful than ever before.”
VW CEO Matthias Müller told German magazine Stern that the Volkswagen Group prepares to carry out restructuring “under high pressure” and will present a new business plan, dubbed Strategy 2025, by the middle of next year.
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“We will come up with a charging infrastructure in the U.S. and Europe at least, with the same plug.”
Audi’s electric-powertrain chief Siegfried Pint says that Audi has initiated talks with German and U.S. automakers about a shared network of 150-kilowatt fast chargers to rival Tesla’s Superchargers.
“For Britain to be a world-leader in electric and hybrid cars, we urgently need more qualified technicians. We face a severe shortage of skills and it will hurt our economy. If the skills are not in place when consumer demand begins to surge, drivers will be paying higher prices to keep their cars on the road.”
Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), warns that UK government investment in next-gen EVs is likely to fail because of a shortage of skilled technicians.
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