Herbert Diess, the group’s CEO, is confident about this year’s sales.
2020 has been a particularly difficult year for the Volkswagen group. But for Herbert Diess, CEO of the group, Volkswagen “is preparing for a very significant rebound”. According to the leader, “the economy should recover for the second half of 2021, when the first effects of vaccination campaigns will be felt. People will then buy more cars.”
An alarm clock carried by the electric
Electricity will be at the heart of this rebound according to Diess, who expects Volkswagen to sell 600,000 fully electric cars in 2021, including 150,000 ID SUVs. 4.
A jump that Volkswagen really needs. In addition to the Covid pandemic, which has brought down sales for all manufacturers, the German has suffered numerous problems with the software of its new cars, including the promising ID. 3. The group has not reached its CO2 objectives in Europe either, and will therefore have to pay a heavy fine. Finally, like many other manufacturers, a shortage of electronic chips slowed down production lines at the end of the year. Result: the German giant has lost its place as world leader, overtaken by Toyota.
Source: Automotive News
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