VW plans to bring ‘zero-emission’ car-sharing service to North America by 2020

Volkswagen has announced plans to launch an all-electric car-sharing program in major North American cities by 2020.

Starting in Germany in 2019 and then expanding to North America, VW is calling the new car-sharing platform “WE” and has announced the program will consist only of electric vehicles. VW has also expressed plans to expand the program to other major cities in Europe and Asia.

VW Brand Board Member Jurgen Stackmann has said, “Volkswagen plans to launch a new all-electric ride-sharing program in Germany by 2019, and has its eyes on expanding the program to major North American cities by 2020”.

VW added that its new “WE” platform would offer and support “micro-mobility solutions” and vehicle-on-demand services.

“Going forward, vehicle-on-demand services from the WE/We customer platform, which could also be used to provide services such as a parking app or location based vouchering, are also designed to complement the mobility solutions offered by MOIA (VW’s mobility company launched in Dec. 2016),” the automaker reports.

Late last year, VW teamed up with Ford and BMW to form a joint-company, IONITY, that aims to develop and implement 400 high-powered charging network across Europe by 2020.

13 Jul 2018

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