Volkswagen Announce Ambitions to Create Electric Versions of their Entire Portfolio

VW's namesake brand, its largest division by sales, will spend 6 billion euros ($7.2 billion) through 2022 on its electric vehicle program which will be based on the new MEB platform underpinning over 20 purely battery-powered models.

Volkswagen will provide either hybrid or electric versions of every one of its 300 models by 2030.

The news comes as Mercedes-Benz also promised electric versions of its entire range, with chief Dieter Zetsche declaring the company would deliver either electric or hybrid versions of all its models by 2022.

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With a much tougher game ahead on the weekend, it is likely that the team will be experimented. Indeed, for club and country already this season, Morata has scored 5 goals in 4 games.

Volkswagen has unveiled the latest concept of its all-electric ID Crozz sport utility vehicle as the company set a target of offering 80 battery-powered models across its group by 2025.

According to Mueller, the automotive industry is undergoing an irreversible process of transformation. "This is not some vague declaration of intent", said CEO Matthias Müller. An advanced air-purification system is part of the mix, as is a new operating system dubbed "vw.OS" allowing quick software updates at any time. The automobile giant also seems to have integrated more features by ensuring that occupants of the vehicle will be able to control the roof with gestures and having the rear doors slide open instead of the normal pull. Since then, the company has faced intense pressure to offer cleaner vehicles.

"We need to improve profits considerably in the USA", he said, as the automaker prepares for "the next phase" of electric, connected and autonomous vehicles.

China set to ban petrol, diesel vehicles
The push for vehicles with low to zero emissions by the Chinese government is aimed at curbing pollution as well as oil imports. Xin said any resistance to change will mean "turbulent times" for vehicle companies in coming years.

Volkswagen has no plans to ditch diesel engines and isn't anxious about the rising threat of Tesla.

The new metal on show this year includes the highly anticipated Renault Megane RS and its rival, the Hyundai i30 N, along with a host of concepts, including BMW's Tesla-rivalling i Vision Dynamics electric vehicle.

Luxury brand Audi, the group's largest earnings contributor, will start selling its first all-electric SUV in 2018 and add two more purely battery-powered vehicles in the next three years.

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Mnuchin said that Trump would consider the order "at the appropriate time once he gives the United Nations time to act". Doing everything possible is the only way to stop North Korea without taking the deadly military option.

Volkswagen has stepped up its shift toward the electric auto and is planning to invest over €20 billion or $24 billion in the zero-emission vehicles by 2030 as it tries to challenge the pioneer in the industry Tesla in creating mass market vehicles.

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