The Volkswagen concern intends to convert 70% of the cars offered on the European market to electric traction by 2030. It is clear that in order to achieve this goal, it will be necessary to significantly transform the existing production and auxiliary infrastructure. Seat’s Spanish plant could be turned into an electric vehicle and traction battery plant.
As noted by Bloomberg, the carmaker is going to submit to the European Commission a project to transform the Seat plant in Martorell, Spain into a place for the production of traction batteries and electric vehicles. Energy from renewable sources will be used to supply the enterprise. According to Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess, Spain has the potential to become a European hub for electric vehicles. The facility in the vicinity of Barcelona will set up an infrastructure for fast charging of produced electric vehicles.
The head of Volkswagen has already met with the Spanish authorities to discuss the project. At the event, the plans of the Seat subsidiary to produce electric vehicles were presented. The firstborn should be Cupra Born, which will debut this year. The Cupra brand became independent three years ago in order to offer connoisseurs of sporty driving a model of a higher price segment. Electric cars fit this concept very well. By the end of the decade, Volkswagen intends to offer at least one million electric vehicles of all brands in the European market every year.
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