In coming years, Volkswagen will offer a hybrid version of each model range.
Germans from Volkswagen decided to diversify and offer a hybrid version of each model portfolio. Martin Winterkorn, head of Volkswagen, said in an interview at the Auto Motor and Sport that “strongly believes that hybrids can be loaded from the outlet are the only viable option for the next ten years,” reveals his skepticism models 100% electric.
Instead of criticizing the creations of other builders, Head of Volkswagen Group said that models with internal combustion engines that support electric drive train – as is the case of Chevrolet Volt – is a logical step. Moreover, Winterkorn said Volkswagen engineers have developed a single-cylinder TT and the internal combustion engine electric power drive train. This model is for the time being only a prototype, and the vehicle is out of production.
Volkswagen boss is optimistic about the future of electric vehicles, the lithium-sulfur thinks they will be the next step in technology these models. The next generation lithium-ion batteries, which will debut in 2025, will have an energy density four times greater than current units, which means that they will store four times more energy in the same volume and the same number of cells compared to current lithium-ion battery. Lithium sulfur Future offers energy density three times higher than lithium-ion batteries. Martin Winterkorn spoke about lithium-air, which could allow an electric vehicle to travel up to 800 kilometers on a single charge.