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Volkswagen may bet heavy on electric

Volkswagen AG (VOW), Europe’s carmaker, outlined plans to as many as 40 electric or hybrid-drive in a bet that customers will enough confidence in performance to to low-emissions models.

Volkswagen produce 14 vehicles with drive by next year, it in a statement. VW will widen the should demand increase, Executive Officer Martin said late yesterday in at an International Auto Show briefing to introduce the e-Up! car and and a battery-powered version of the Golf

The electric car cannot be a compromise on Winterkorn said. It must customers in every respect. The hybrid, which can switch rechargable battery power and combustion engines, has the greatest potential.

VW is expanding in a niche has yet to meet mass-market competitors’ Renault SA (RNO) CEO Carlos said in an interview in early that the French carmaker and partner Nissan Motor Co. will miss a goal of a combined 1.5 million electric by 2016. German buyers 435 electric autos out of a market of new cars in August, according to the Motor Vehicle Office.


The e-Up. which goes on in October for 26,900 euros in Germany, is deliberately positioned the battery-powered i3 city car that Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is out, Rudolf Krebs, of electric-powertrain technology at Wolfsburg, VW, said on Sept. 4.

i3’s Pricing

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BMW, the biggest luxury-vehicle manufacturer, is the i3 at the Frankfurt show, which is to the public Sept. 14 through 22 following days for press and supplier meetings.

The model, priced at 34,950 will enter showrooms in in November.

With the i3, we are setting new standards for the industry, BMW CEO Norbert said at a Frankfurt press late yesterday.

BMW’s i8 electric-gasoline sports car is also its debut at the event. The model be priced starting at $135,925, destination and handling, when it on sale in the U.S. in early the Munich-based company said in a statement.

Other alternative-drive vehicles displayed at the show include a hybrid version of BMW’s X5 vehicle, an all-electric Mercedes-Benz compact crossover from AG (DAI) that will use a supplied by Tesla Motors (TSLA), and a hybrid coupe from Volvo Car Group. The B-Class version will go on in the U.S. next year, the X5 hybrid will enter in 2015.

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