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october 04, 2018 - Volkswagen

Volkswagen accelerates e-mobility for the masses

Oct 4, 2018

  • The ID. family is set to make e-cars affordable for millions of people. Production will begin in 2020 and the first of this new generation of e-cars will make their debut in the same year
  • A sales volume of 150,000 e-cars is planned for 2020, set to rise to more than one million by 2025
  • 100 percent electric: The ID. family is based on the modular electric drive toolkit (MEB), specifically developed for electric vehicles
  • No compromises: The ID. family pushes the boundaries of e-mobility in terms of range, interior space and dynamics
  • The first wave across all #Volkswagen brands will include around 10 million e-cars based on MEB technology
  • The ID. family will feature new E3 end-to-end electronics architecture and a new operating system called vw.OS
  • The battery’s modular layout allows scalable ranges from about 200 to 340 miles
  • Volkswagen is investing nearly 7 billion dollars into e-mobility, 1.5 million of which is budgeted for component production plants in Braunschweig, Salzgitter and Kassel
  • Volkswagen is a member of Ionity, a joint venture working to develop and expand the network of charging stations on highways throughout Europe

Wolfsburg (October 4, 2018) — Individual mobility is on the threshold of a new era: Electric drivetrains and digitalization are set to bring about the most fundamental change the car industry has ever seen. The sales volume of battery electric cars (BEVs) rose by 60 percent in the past year and 2018 could be the first year that newly registered electric cars reach the one-million mark—a target #Volkswagen hopes to hit with the ID. family by 2025.

Further information in the press release to download