Head of Volkswagen advanced technology Center: “our batteries prolong the life of the car»
Frank bloom explains in an interview how batteries change a car, what drivers need to know about charging their electric cars, and what advances can be expected in the next generations of battery technology.
Many people face uncertainty when they buy an electric car. Can they be sure the batteries will work?
Yes, certainly. For our new electric models we have created batteries at affordable prices, which have enough capacity to store energy to provide a power reserve on a single charge up to 550 km. Previously, battery modules were distributed in different places of the car, but now the battery is compactly located between the axles in the bottom of the body. This means that we have a Central point of energy distribution. This is one of the great advantages of our new MEB electric platform. Continue reading
Electric cars: myths and reality from Volkswagen
1.”No one can afford an electric car!»
Electric cars are becoming more attractive and affordable. For example, the cost of batteries has fallen by about 80% over the past ten years. Volkswagen ID.3 is an electric car that costs exactly the same as the equivalent Golf TDI. In addition, buyers can apply for a government grant, and operating costs for an electric vehicle are lower. This is due to the fact that electricity costs less than gasoline and diesel, a lower tax is charged, and the maintenance and maintenance costs are only about a third of the costs of cars with conventional transmissions. When you look at the total cost of ownership, electric cars are a bargain for a large number of people. Continue reading