VW wants to increase its battery production fivefold
Volkswagen is about to kick-off construction of a second production building to manufacture EV battery systems in Braunschweig, Germany, according to a report of the “Hannoverschen Allgemeinen”.
With this step, the carmaker wants to increase its output fivefold by 2020. The Braunschweig plant shall supply most of the battery systems for VW’s I.D. family that is based on the company’s new MEB platform, as reported several times.
Just recently, VW asked the World Intellectual Property Organization to protect two additional potential names for upcoming electric members of the I.D. family – namely, the I.D. Cruiser and the I.D. Freeler. So far, VW has introduced the I.D., I.D. Crozz and I.D. Buzz. Other (leaked) model names like I.D. Lounge, I.D. AEROe and I.D. Streetmate have not yet been officially confirmed. German magazine “Focus Online” reported recently that the I.D. Lounge is going to be a crossover model with seven seats while the I.D. AEROe is representing a sporty upper class hatchback with a range of up to 700 km. However, nobody dared to do forecasts regarding the Streetmate, Cruiser and Freeler – so far at least.
According to the carmaker’s ambitious Roadmap E presented in September, Volkswagen will electrify its entire model portfolio until 2030. That are 80 electrified models in less than ten years.
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