VW set to catch up with Tesla

VW set to catch up with Tesla

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As we wrote earlier, on Monday, the supervisory board of Volkswagen approved the plan of the head of the concern Herbert Diess to turn the company into the main manufacturer of electric vehicles in the world. Now Bloomberg gives some details from that meeting.

It is claimed that Diess promised to turn the oldest enterprise of the concern in Wolfsburg into the world’s largest plant for the production of electric vehicles with a capacity of 800 thousand cars a year. For this purpose, the production time of each car is planned to be reduced to 10 hours. This is more than twice the production rate of the Golf and Tiguan petrol models that are currently being made in Wolfsburg.

Diess’s plans are in line with the intentions of Elon Musk, who also sets a goal to produce Tesla electric cars in ten hours. The gigafactory under construction in Berlin, where many new technologies will be introduced for the first time, in particular forging large body panels, as well as the production of batteries from new large 4680 batteries, should also help in this.

True, Musk himself has already stated that due to the large number of innovations that are planned to be implemented in Berlin, he cannot name the time frame when all of them will really work in full force. Previously, Tesla has already postponed production deadlines when faced with difficulties in implementing innovations. But despite the delays, the company managed to meet all its goals.

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