VW really wants to create only electric carsMarch 18, 2020
In an interview with the head of the sports division of the German brand, it was said that earlier VW had to develop electric cars, but now he really wants to. It is planned to produce 75 electric vehicles of the Volkswagen AG concern by 2029.
Recently, Volkswagen has been very busy developing its own family of electric vehicles. Firstly, it was ID.3 (pictured), which is a compact hatchback and the very first such model of the automaker. Then it was officially announced the creation of an electric crossover ID.4 (formerly ID. Crozz). Now rumors are beginning to appear about the work on creating an entry-level electric car, which will be known as ID.1.
At the moment, it seems that the German concern VW Group is going exactly with the previously planned plan and may well introduce 75 electric vehicles by 2029.
It is noteworthy that at first the German brand took up the development of electric models only because of compliance with more stringent emission standards.
In an exclusive interview with Autocar, the head of the Volkswagen R sports division, Jost Capito, acknowledged that the company initially designed electric cars to meet the upcoming stricter emission standards in Europe. He noted that now the development of models with electric motors is “what we want to do most.”
Mr. Capito is responsible for the development of more “hot” versions of the company’s serial models. Last year, an electric racing car created by the unit hit the headlines, breaking several speed records.
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