Volkswagen has announced that it will stop selling Diesel cars in the US, instead the car maker will be focusing on electric vehicles in the US market.
The news comes in the wake of the Dieselgate scandal which saw the car maker cheating on emissions in the US.
The company recently revealed its plans for the next 25 years and it will focus heavily on developing electric vehicles.
In North America, Volkswagen intends to evolve from a niche supplier into a relevant and profitable volume producer. Diess: “We will be significantly stepping up our activities in the USA. The main focus will be on the key segments in the country, large SUVs and limousines. In those segments, we will be strongly expanding our range. In a second stage, we will then take our new electric cars to North America. Over the next few years, we will be making considerable investments in electric infrastructure.” Local production of MEB vehicles is to start from 2021.
In China, Volkswagen intends to strengthen the “top of volume” position it has already reached. This will be achieved by an SUV offensive and by rapidly launching electric vehicles. In China, Volkswagen also aims to benefit from the potential in the strongly growing economy segment. Work has already started on the development of appropriate models. In other major markets such as India, South America and Russia, Volkswagen also intends to develop the economy segment.
You can find out more details about VW’s future plans for the US and the link below.
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