Updated Volkswagen ID Crozz makes debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

Javier Howell
September 14, 2017

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

Several luxury automakers recently announced plans to increase production of hybrid and electric cars, or even electrify their entire lineups.

By 2025, Volkswagen plans to offer 80 new electric vehicles across its group and sub-brands, which include Audi, Bentley, Bugatti and the Volkswagen brand itself.

"We have got the message and we will deliver", Mueller said in his speech to hundreds of guests at the carmaker's event in the German financial capital.

"Nothing can stop the transformation in our industry".

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He also said that "I think we have to implement a greater presence in Russian Federation and then we have to revive the South American market". Automakers "won't be shouting about it, but diesels will be part of their lineup", says Ian Fletcher, principal analyst at IHS Market. The automobile giant also seems to have integrated more features by ensuring that occupants of the auto will be able to control the roof with gestures and having the rear doors slide open instead of the normal pull.

Carmakers are spending heavily to develop and improve electric cars to meet increasingly tough government regulations limiting air pollution.

Its electric powertrain will produce 225 kW and capable of a top speed of 180 km/h with a battery range nudging 500kms on one charge. They are also working on developing autonomous vehicles that could drive themselves - under limited circumstances such as corporate campuses or limited access freeways at first, and possibly more widely later.

VW, Daimler and BMW AG are accelerating electric-vehicle plans to react to slumping sales of diesel models amid the fallout from VW's cheating scandal. And only then will electric cars come out of the niche - and achieve relevant market share in years to come. Looking to expand into the European market, Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have unveiled new sub-compact crossovers and high-performance vehicles at the show.

"The heated debate on driving bans in cities, on the future of diesel and e-mobility shows the times when our industry celebrated itself here in Frankfurt, basking in its own glory, are definitely over", said Mueller, who arrived on stage in a self-driving prototype dubbed Sedric.

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