Volkswagen has already sold 250 thousand electrified cars, and by 2025 it wants to launch 1.5 million electric vehicles of the VW ID familyJanuary 3, 2020
BMW recently said that it had already sold more than 500 thousand electrified cars and promised to bring this figure to 1 million units by the end of 2021. On New Year’s Eve, another German automaker Volkswagen decided to tell about its successes in this segment.
Since the ID family of electric vehicles has not yet entered the market, VAG indicators are twice as modest – only 250 thousand electrified cars. The jubilee 250,000th electric car was a white Volkswagen e-Golf delivered to customer Sandra Fleischer from Herne.
Note that the first electric car company VW e-up! released in 2013, a year later it was joined by the e-Golf electric car and the plug-in hybrid Golf GTE, in 2015 the plug-in hybrids Passat GTE and Passat Variant GTE were released. Starting in 2018, Passat and Tiguan models are available as plug-in hybrids in China, and all-electric versions of Bora and Lavida models are also sold there.
Volkswagen’s best-selling electric car is the e-Golf hatchback (104 thousand sold), followed by the Golf GTE (51 thousand) and Passat Variant GTE (42 thousand) hybrids, as well as the e-up electric car! (21 thousand). Thus, about half of the buyers of electric models of the brand choose “battery” models, the second half – plug-in hybrids.
In 2019 alone, Volkswagen sold more than 70 thousand electrified cars, which is 20 thousand more than a year earlier. The largest markets for green brand cars this year are China, Norway, Germany, the USA and the UK.
The German automaker has also revised its sales goals for the VW ID family electric vehicles. If previously Volkswagen was going to overcome the mark of 1 million electric cars at the end of 2025, now it is going to do it two years earlier – in 2023, and by the end of 2025 the Germans are going to achieve a result of 1.5 million electric VW IDs.
Starting in 2021, the Zwickau factory will produce about 330 thousand electric vehicles VW ID.3 per year, which, according to the company, will make it the largest production of electric vehicles in Europe (however, after the launch of the new Tesla Gigafactory in Germany, this title can quickly move to the brainchild of Ilona Mask).
Recall that recently Volkswagen introduced the concept of an autonomous robot that independently charges electric cars in the parking lot with the help of mobile batteries. The company also showed the first teaser of the budget electric car VW ID Entry, which should be shown in 2020 and bring to the market at a price of about 20 thousand euros.
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