Volkswagen have set a goal for the whole group to have sold about 1 million full electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year by 2025. The move to electrified vehicles is probably too ensure that the company stays under increasingly strict CO2 emission limits in major markets.
So far, the Volkswagen Group is producing nine electrified vehicles. Three of those vehicles are fully electric cars which are the VW e-Up, the e-Golf, and the Audi R8 e-Tron. The rest are plug-in hybrids which are the VW Golf GTE, Passat GTE, the Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron, Q7 e-Tron Quattro, the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, and Panamera S E-Hybrid.
VW Vortex reports that by 2020, Volkswagen plans to add another twenty new electrified vehicles to the family. These include the Porsche Mission E and what’s to be Audi’s first mass production EV, the e-Tron Quattro.
While these electrified vehicles have been responsible for a small portion of the brand’s sales, Volkswagen is expected to have sold more than 100,000 electrified vehicles from 2010 to the end of this year. Toyota, on the other hand, sells about 75,000 Prius plug-ins a year.
Despite that though, VW Vortex report that the brand’s production chief Thomas Ulbrich says that the automaker could build up to 75,000 electrified vehicles, and that the number could easily rise, responding to demand.
VW Vortex also say that the MEB platform which was announced to be developed in October, will be much help to the group achieving their goal. Volkswagen say that the new platform will enable the company to build EVs that deliver an emotional appeal as they’ll be capable of doing up to 310 miles.