Jurgen Stackmann, Alan Batey, Frank Welsch.
“One million looked at today is an optimistic view, but the view I have is very different. The technology will get acceptance if the whole package is accepted. ”
Volkswagen sales boss Jurgen Stackmann knows that the goal of selling one million EVs per year from 2025 may seem unattainable at this point, but he is certain that electric cars will become a mainstream choice in the coming years, making the “one million” a real possibility.
“We’re in business to make money and we need to put vehicles into markets where we believe there’s a commercial opportunity. Planting a flag just so that you can stand at a show and say ‘look, we’re global, we sell it anywhere,’ that’s not something that really excites me. ”
General Motors North American boss Alan Batey says, Australians will be left wanting. He confirmed that there will be no right-hand version of the Chevrolet Bolt for the market Down Under.
“More than half of all the models definitively planned on this architecture are not Volkswagens.”
VW development chief Frank Welsch explains that the VW Group’s MEB platform is drawing interest from other VW brands that want to use it to construct their own electric vehicles.