Volkswagen will launch a Tesla electric vehicle what would it cost? less than 20,000 euros ($ 22,836) i will convert three factories in power generation plants as part of a major restructuring, said a source familiar with Reuters.
VW is preparing for the volume of production of 200,000 units of electric car known as "MEB entry", while the middle sedan was I.D. Aero will reach 100,000 units, the source said.
The plans will be discussed at the meeting of the supervisory board on November 16, when a car manufacturer headquartered in Zagreb Wolfsburg, Germany, will also discuss far-reaching alliances with the SK Innovation drumstick manufacturer and its rival Ford, he added.
German Volkswagen Workshops in Emden. Zwickau and Hanover will produce electric cars as part of the restructuring, the source said.
Volkswagen did not want to comment.
• Volkswagen and Daimler will pay a fine for diesel fuel
Also, along with Daimler, VW it was agreed to spend up to 3,000 euros (3,430 dollars) per unit to reduce emissions in diesel vehicles.
While the Minister of Transport, Andreas Scheuer, and automotive leaders have agreed on an anti-pollution deal at a trilateral meeting on Thursday, the court ruled that two German cities, Cologne and Bon, should impose a ban on older diesel vehicles.
Volkswagen and Daimler are ready to offer hardware upgrades to clean up older diesel vehicles at their expense, Scheuer said after the meeting, adding BMW He still refuses to do so.
But the three major car makers have pledged to spend up to 3,000 euros in various measures, including incentives to modernize the vehicle.
Scheuer He said that everyone is ready to continue with such incentives, aimed at convincing buyers to buy newer and cleaner vehicles that have lower emissions and are not affected by the use ban.
The government has urged car makers to take over the cost of modernizing their vehicles, although German auto giants are reluctant to take more than they need.
"Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW will ensure that their customers can stay mobile," Scheuer said. journalists, inviting foreign rivals, such as Fiat and Peugeot, to join efforts that, according to him, have been made by German companies.
Scandals involving schemes to conceal the right levels of pollutant emissions from diesel cars over the last few years have repeatedly hit the global reputation of the German automotive industry.
As industry leaders met with Scheuer, the Cologne Court ruled on driving a ban on parts of the city starting in April, highlighting the risks for politicians concerned about the lack of progress that could drive more driving ban.