Siemens to add 1,000 electric cars to its fleet
In its announcement, Volkswagen does not provide any further details on the timetable for introducing the 1,000 VW ID.4. However, Achim Schaible, Chairman and Spokesman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Germany, says that “the fleet customer business is of great importance to Volkswagen. That is why we are pleased to continue our long-standing and trusting cooperation with Siemens into the era of electromobility.”
Siemens wants to convert its fleet entirely to electric vehicles by 2030. “The electrification of our fleet is a clear commitment to achieving our climate goals. But we also want to be a pioneer in our industry and send a clear signal for sustainable fleet management in line with our DEGREE framework,” says Stefan Kurz, Head of Global Fleet Management at Siemens. According to Kurz, the company chose the Volkswagen EV because it offers “a good combination of range, charging speed, trunk volume, and price.”
The ID.4 recently received a technology update and will be fitted with the APP550 motor, which offers 210 kW of power and 545 Nm of maximum torque. At the same time, the motor – still a permanent magnet synchronous motor – is supposed to be significantly more efficient and thus enable a better range than the previous 150-kW version.