Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess faces poor charging infrastructure in Europe.
The CEO of the Volkswagen Group, Herbert Diess, went on a trip to Europe during his vacation. The top manager chose the electric Volkswagen ID.3 as the vehicle. Everything was fine until it became necessary to charge the electric car.
The Ionity charging network, which is partly owned by Volkswagen, has outraged Diss. Neither in Austria nor in Italy, the head of the German company failed to charge his electric hatchback: either all ports were occupied, then most of the “sockets” were broken, and at many charging points there were no basic amenities – a toilet, coffee points, etc.
The CEO’s reaction was lightning fast. Herbert Diess instructed his subordinates to deal with the low-quality service of charging stations and carefully check the performance of all ports.
Despite criticism, the pan-European network of Ionity charging stations is actively developing, new charging points are opening. Companies such as BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen have stakes in the joint venture, and recently Hyundai became the fifth player.
Earlier it was reported that the Volkswagen Arteon received a 300-horsepower version. The increase in power in comparison with the car of the previous model year was 32 hp. and 50 Nm.
We also reported that Volkswagen showed its first coupe-like electric crossover. The novelty is built on the modular MEB architecture, on which the ID.3 and ID.4 models are also based.