Volkswagen announced that the company has come up with a new plan to redeem its reputation, gain back its customers’ trust and hopefully increase the sales figure back to what it’s used to be. The plan includes more electrification, hybrids with increased range as well as cleaner diesels on all the vehicles produced by the German automaker.
As written on Volkswagen’s board, it was decided to switch over to installing only diesel drives with SCR and AdBlue technology in Europe and North America as soon as possible. On top of that, it was also written that diesel vehicles would only be equipped with exhaust emissions systems that used the best environmental technology.
Volkswagen also announced its renewed commitment to diesels. The company is currently looking on plug-in hybrids with extended range, all-electric cars for the mass market which is able to travel more than 180 miles on a single charge as well as a new type which known as ‘mild hybrid’ cars that use 48-volt system. Apparently, ‘mild hybrid’ cars helped Audi set efficiency records back in June.
The first recall period of the car models which are affected by the emission testing scandal will begin in January 2016 and it is reported that Volkswagen has spent more than seven billion dollars to pay for the damages.