Volkswagen to sell 1M electrified vehicles by 2025
The Volkswagen Group has announced plans to sell one million electrified cars by the year 2025.
The company explains that going electric is inevitable in order to meet the strict CO2 regulations that are scheduled to come into effect all across the globe in the coming years. To meet its goal, Volkswagen’s brands will launch a total of 20 electric or electrified cars by 2020.
The model offensive will include production variants of recent concepts like the Porsche Mission E and the Audi e-tron quattro, according to industry trade journal Automotive News. The group is also counting face-lifted models, like the updated e-Golf that will make its public debut before the end of the year.
Volkswagen might have a few other tricks up its sleeves. Recent rumors claim it’s working on an all-electric model aimed squarely at the Chevrolet Bolt, and a Prius-fighting model called XL3 that will land in 2018. Neither model has been confirmed. All we know for sure at this point is that engineers in Wolfsburg are developing a modular platform called MEB that’s capable of underpinning a full range of battery-electric vehicles. The platform was previewed by the Budd-e concept (pictured) that debuted earlier this year at the CES show in Las Vegas.
The Volkswagen Group isn’t the only car-maker with plans to step up its electric game in the coming decade. Earlier this year, Volvo also announced that it wants to sell one million electric or electrified cars globally by the year 2025.