This Volkswagen robot drives to your EV to charge it

Volkswagen Unveils a Robotic Mobile EV Charging Concept

Volkswagen said on Friday that it will accelerate its target for the production of electric cars to 1.5 million vehicles by 2025, compared to a previously planned 1 million. (21.000). The company reports that the battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles each account for about half of the total figure. Most auto manufacturers now share a strong interest in the electric vehicle market thanks to a recent increase in climate-focused consumers. This comes on the heels of the company's "Dieselgate" scandal in which it lied to consumers about the environmental impact of its vehicles. "The Volkswagen brand expects 1.5 million electric cars to be produced in 2025". A major factor creating this barrier is the fact that charging stations aren't always readily available. It eliminates both the problems of seeking a parking station with electric vehicle charging capabilities and the potential that a charging station might be blocked by another auto.

Volkswagen also has a short-term goal in its sights.

The previous strategic target of one million electric cars is expected to be reached by the end of 2023 - two years earlier than anticipated, the company said. Tesla, on just $21 billion sales per year, sells about three times that.

The robot itself isn't what charges the auto. The announced goal for the ID.3 and the other electrified vehicles in VW's stable was to produce a million electric cars by the end of 2025. Volkswagen plans to increase its production and sales numbers by introducing ID.3, a battery model that the company says will have the low price and distance needed to convert these cars from a specialized product to a by mass acceptance.

The ID.3 is based on Volkswagen's Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB) and offers ranges from 330 to 550 kilometers (about 200 to 340 miles).

The basic version of the model will cost less than €30,000.

Volkswagen thinks it has a solution for parking structures and parking lots without electric vehicle chargers built in. However, it is a clear signal that the company is planning to significantly ramp up its production in the coming years. A second VW electric vehicle manufacturing plant based on the MEB platform is also scheduled to open in China next year.

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