Wolfsburg, Germany: The Volkswagen Group has announced its plans to construct battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in 16 different locations around the world by the end of 2022.
At present, the company makes BEVs at only three of its plants–in Wolfsburg, Dresden and Bratislava–but wishes to grow this number to nine within the next two years.
The decision could be vital for the Volkswagen Group to accommodate its target of building three million units each year by 2025. This goal was outlined in the company’s ‘Roadmap E’ strategy, alongside a plan to offer 80 new electrified models in its portfolio.
The Group has recently invested in production facilities specific to BEVs. It said it would pump US$17m into its transmission plant in Tianjin, China, to house the production of motors for electric vehicles.