Volkswagen AG (VWAPY) plans to build 50 million electric vehicles (EVs) within the next few years. In particular, VW claims to have enough batteries to power 50 million EVs.
“We have bought batteries for 50 million vehicles,” Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess supposedly claims.The German language publication Automobilwoche reported the claim. Unfortunately, I have not located an English language translation of that interview.
Unfortunately, news reports did not say where Volkswagen is getting the batteries. However, Electrek reports that Volkswagen’s battery factory in Braunschweig or Brunswick, can produce 500,000 battery packs for electric vehicles a year. Thus, Volkswagen is already beating Tesla at its own game.Read more