VW Group said to be formulating Scout, Audi EV assembly plans in U.S.
According to recent reports, the Volkswagen (VW) Group is said to be developing plans to assemble electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States under its Audi brand, as well as launching a new sub-brand called "Scout" for electric SUVs.
The company is reportedly in discussions with various U.S. states, including Tennessee, for potential locations to build the new EV assembly plant. The plant is expected to be capable of producing up to 200,000 electric vehicles per year, with production slated to begin as early as 2025.
The new sub-brand, "Scout," is expected to focus on producing electric SUVs, with plans to introduce several models over the next few years. The first Scout-branded vehicle is expected to be unveiled in 2023.
These plans are part of the VW Group's larger strategy to shift towards electric vehicles, with a goal of producing 70% of its global sales from EVs by 2030. The company has already announced plans to invest heavily in electric vehicle development and production, including plans to build six gigafactories for battery production by 2030.