VW Group is looking for cooperation in developing of all-electric cars
Volkswagen is looking into whether other car builders want to work together in the field of electric cars to share costs. The German car giant is investing billions of euros in that area and hopes to be able to resell its knowledge.
Volkswagen is trying to unleash Tesla as the main builder of luxury electric cars and is therefore pumping a lot of money into its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche. According to the head of development at Audi there is “certainly” interest in collaboration. “We are having conversations. Sharing technology to achieve economies of scale is the only way to turn things around for electric driving.”
Work is underway on a platform for Audi and Porsche that will form the basis of new all-electric cars in 2021. The parties being discussed about a collaboration were not disclosed.