VW has announced its intentions to work on flat batteries that will be integrated in the company’s future EVs.

VW has announced its intentions to work on flat batteries that will be integrated in the company’s future EVs.

The Dieselgate saga is forcing VW to boost R&D efforts for electrification and this is why the large automotive conglomerate is getting ready to adopt flat batteries. VW brand boss, Herbert Diess, says the company estimates there will be a substantially increased demand for electric vehicles in the future as range keeps increasing while the costs are going down.

He confirmed flat batteries are on the way and these will represent a “breakthrough” for the company as it pushes for a greener future. In the years to come, VW will launch more and more cars that are going to be less damaging to the environment as the company desperately wants to put the Dieselgate behind and concentrate on more efficient models.

In related news, Herbert Diess said VW is establishing a new business segment entitled “New Volkswagen” that will bring together the development of digital features as well as related mobility services. He went on to specify the company needs to invest more in software development and battery production as part of a business plan revamp.

We remind you VW-owned Audi has announced its intentions to come out with a pure electric crossover in 2018. It will be an evolution of the e-tron quattro concept and will likely be sold with the “Q6” moniker. Another EV on the agenda is the Phaeton, but this has been pushed back and will probably come out around the end of the decade.

Source: Bloomberg via europe.autonews.com

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