In the last years the automakers have been showing their plans to the future, and the most have displayed an electric future. The last brand to do it has been Porsche with their “Road to X Initiative” plan. The goal of this program is being an all-electric automaker in 2030.
The first thing that the German brand wants to get is for 2025. For this year, they have planned that the half of this sold cars are electric or plug-in hybrid. In this plan, they have all under their control, including the recycling of their vehicles and the batteries that those cars are using.
One of the most important things to get the goal are the batteries, and one of the engineers of the Aftersales Electrics Porsche division, Christian Brügger, has told that “The battery’s capacity is determined by the worst cell, if only one cell lose capacity, it affects to all the battery. We can detect a defective cell using our diagnosis system. For example, if the voltage are not coinciding, we will know what unit must be replace”. And, if one of this unit is not allowed to use it for this use, it can be used for another thing, as their recycling plan says.
The after sales vice president of the brand, Daniel Schukraft, has spoken about the maintenance and the sales: “Our authorised dealers are the face we show to the costumers and the ambassador. We are thinking about the organization of our authorised dealers to guarantee that they are prepared for the electrification”.
This plan is in motion for some years ago, and we have seen a lot of automakers announcing their electrification’s programs in the last years. Porsche has put the same year to the total electrification of their vehicles than Maserati, and another brands have fixed similar years.