This Caradisiac 2021 show gave us the opportunity to invite major bosses from the automotive sector for interviews devoted to electrified mobility. From this perspective, it was important to welcome Thierry Lespiaucq, Chairman of the Volkswagen France Group Executive Board.
With brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Seat / Cupra, Skoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the company delivered some 200,000 vehicles to the territory last year, making it the leading importer in the sector.
In terms of electrification, things are going quite quickly since the group is already largely present in the niche of the hybrid in the broadest sense, which ranges from micro-hybridization to rechargeable motorization allowing to travel around fifty kilometers ( or even more) in “zero emission” mode.
Enough to ensure the transition to 100% electric, a field in which ambitions are high. The VW group has already announced its intention to launch 30 new electric vehicles by 2025, but the offensive has already started with the marketing of the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4, vehicles which are off to a very good start. through Europe.
In recent months, there has also been a lot of talk about the breathtaking Audi e-tron GT and the very promising Skoda Enyaq iV, vehicles in the spotlight at this Caradisiac show. Extremely convincing models, which perfectly illustrate the remarks made by Thierry Lespiaucq during this interview: “we do not go back when we have tasted electric. “Even if, at the same time, the leader regrets that the deployment of charging infrastructure is still too slow even though sales of electrified models are accelerating.
The group thus predicts that electric cars will represent 70% of its sales by 2030. The promise of a loaded news in the years to come for this global automotive giant.