“2019 will be a key year in our electrification offensive”, Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess said at this year’s Annual General Meeting in Berlin, summing up the Group's vigorous drive to promote electric mobility. He immediately added why, describing the drive technology as „by far the most efficient way to achieve decarbonization” and “the key element in our CO2 strategy”. Dr. Diess therefore called for a “a clear commitment to e-mobility and resolute action by all parties.”
Against this background, Volkswagen goes ahead with the largest electric offensive in the history of the automotive industry. By 2023, the Group will be investing around 30 billion euros in electric mobility. It is not only assuming responsibility for climate protection, but is also setting the course for the long-term future of the company. One thing is clear: in the future, the electric car will be a key success factor in the automotive industry. We summarize the strongest arguments for e-mobility.
Climate targets require electric cars
Climate change is a fact. In the Paris Climate Agreement, the international community agreed to limit the rise in temperature and to create a climate-neutral society by 2050. This also includes completely CO₂-neutral traffic, which today can only be achieved with a high proportion of battery-operated electric cars.