Dieselgate scandal attracts some major changes for Volkswagen future strategies. The German group announced it will switch over to installing only diesel drives with SCR and AdBlue technology in Europe and North America as soon as possible. According to most recent press release, ”diesel vehicles will only be equipped with exhaust emissions systems that use the best environmental technology.”

Volkswagen will also continue to develop the MQB platform, used on most of the recent cars launched by the company. The focus is on plug-in hybrids with an even greater range, high-volume electric vehicles with a radius of up to 300 kilometers, a 48-volt power supply system (mild hybrid) as well as ever more efficient diesel, petrol and CNG concepts.

Along with the MQB, the R&D center will also introduce a MEB electric toolkit for future use in compact segment vehicles. This will be a multi-brand toolkit suitable for both passenger cars and light commercial vehicles and will thus leverage synergies from other electric vehicle projects in the Group. The standardized system will be designed for all body structures and vehicle types and will enable an all-electric range of 250 to 500 kilometers.