At the same time, the Group is preparing for its exit from the production of non-CO2-neutral vehicles. “The CO2 problem is the biggest global challenge,” said Michael Jost, Chief Strategist of the Volkswagen brand, recently.
e-mobility is the key to clean mobility
From today’s point of view, e-mobility is the best and most efficient path to a clean, climate-neutral mobility. In many parts of the world – such as the EU – electric cars already are the most climate-friendly way for individuals to get around. With the wider distribution of renewable energy sources, the climate footprint will also further improve. Volkswagen is therefore launching over the next few years the biggest e-offensive ever seen in the automotive industry. The I.D. family models are especially designed for electric mobility and will make optimum use of the opportunities offered by this technology. They offer long ranges, plenty of room, dynamic driving performance and a completely new level of digital interconnectivity. The first model, the compact I.D., will begin production at the end of 2019 at the Zwickau plant and become available on the market in early 2020. The SUV I.D. CROZZ, the I.D. BUZZ and the I.D. sedan VIZZION will follow shortly afterwards. In the future, Volkswagen will offer attractive electric cars in every segment – from the compact class to the big lifestyle van. The brand’s aim is to produce a minimum of one million electric cars around the world annually starting in 2025.