El plan también incluye ocho modelos con algún modo de electrificación.

En un comunicado sobre el avance de sus planes de reorganización, Volkswagen anunció la llegada de 34 modelos nuevos en 2020. La marca también realizará una inversión de €19 mil millones ($21.08 mil millones) en el desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías hasta 2024, de esa cantidad, €11 mil millones ($12.20 mil millones) se destinarán al desarrollo de e-mobility, el proyecto de movilidad eléctrica de la marca.

Esta inversión y la llegada de los nuevos modelos son las señales más recientes del avance de la compañía en su plan de lograr un balance neutral en emisiones de carbono para 2050, el cual contempla reducir dicha emisiones a la mitad para 2025. La agresiva estrategia eléctrica de Volkswagen y sus compañías hermanas, continúan ayudando a restaurar su imágen después del daño que sufrió con el escándalo Dieselgate. A principio de este mismo mes autoridades alemanas allanaron las oficinas de Volkswagen por irregularidades relacionadas al escándalo.

Parte de la nueva identidad de Volkswagen incluye la llegada de nuevos modelos eléctricos, algunos de los cuales ya están en producción. El primero es el ID.3, que no llegará a Estados Unidos, un compacto que cuenta con 342 millas de autonomía. El segundo es la SUV ID.4, el primer vehículo ID de la marca que llagará al país, lo cual ocurrirá en 2020. La meta a largo plazo es presentar un total de 75 vehículos eléctricos y 60 híbridos para el fin de la década que está por comenzar, con el ID.3 encabezando la fila.

Galería: Volkswagen I.D. Space Vizzion Concept

Volkswagen proyecta 26 millones de vehículos eléctricos vendidos para 2029, junto a seis millones de híbridos. De ese total, 20 millones estarán montados en la plataforma modular MEB Drive Matrix de Volkswagen. Los otros seis, en la plataforma de performance PPE. Para 2022, la compañía prevé construir 16 carros eléctricos en distintas fábricas alrededor del mundo.

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Volkswagen making good headway with transformation

The Volkswagen brand will be launching 34 new models worldwide next year, including twelve SUVs and eight electric or hybrid vehicles. Volkswagen COO Ralf Brandstätter commented: “We are at the beginning of a new era. We mean business with e-mobility. The brand will be investing €19 billion in future technologies through 2024, €11 billion alone in the further development of e-mobility. And Volkswagen starts the biggest electric offensive in the automotive industry next year: The ID.3goes on sale in the summer, soon followed by the ID.Next, our first electric SUV. Our ID. family makes emission-free mobility accessible to many people for the first time. That is New Volkswagen.”The brand continues to stand by its commitment to the Paris climate goals. Vehicles and the company are to achieve a carbon-neutral balance by 2050. CO2 emissions from production are to be halved by 2025. Volkswagen is well on track in this respect thanks to its electric offensive.

The digital transformation roadmap is an important stepping stone for the company in its modernization and digitalization efforts. Signed off in 2019, the roadmap follows on from the pact for the future and focuses in particular on further improvements in competitiveness and earnings power over the coming years. It also lays the groundwork for expanding the software expertise of the brand and the Group. The Car.Software organization will already begin operating as an independent business unit in January 2020. By 2025, the in-house share of car software development and vehicle-related services is to rise from under ten percent today to at least 60 percent.

2019 sees the Volkswagen brand in the homestretch. COO Brandstätter underscored the strong team performance: “In a shrinking overall market the Volkswagen brand has won market shares worldwide and significantly improved its operating result. Ongoing restructuring of core business, including the positive effects of the pact for the future, and the success of the worldwide SUV offensive have been key to this achievement. Improved earnings in the regions and successful WLTP management have been just as important.” The pact for the future signed in 2016 is also bringing results. Some €2.6 billion of the planned €3 billion cost savings will have already been achieved by the end of 2019.

CFO Arno Antlitz said: “Our strategy is gaining a foothold. Our vehicles are convincing customers and our consistent discipline with respect to costs and investments is having a positive impact. We therefore confirm our target of an operating return on sales of four to five percent for the full year 2019 in a difficult market environment. As announced, we expect to generate cash flow from operating activities significantly in excess of one billion euros in 2019. Our financial targets for 2020 remain unchanged. Furthermore, we reaffirm our targets for 2022 of an operating return on sales of at least six percent and cash flow in excess of 2 billion euros.”

Production has also become more efficient in 2019, with the brand exceeding its annual productivity improvement target of five percent. The improvement by the end of the year is expected to be more than seven percent.

Last, but not least, 2019 was a successful year for vehicle premieres: In particular the Golf 8 and ID.3 as well as the T-Cross, Teramont, T-Roc R, and T-Roc Cabriowere extremely well received by customers.