VW increases EV build estimate

Volkswagen has announced further details of its electric offensive.

Throughout the group, up to 15 million vehicles based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) are to be built in the first wave, compared with 10 million vehicles according to previous plans.

‘The Volkswagen brand is consistently forging ahead with its electric offensive. This also includes cooperating with strong partners. The new Volkswagen ID. will feature the technologies and ideas of the most innovative companies in our industry,’ said Ralf Brandstätter, chief operating officer and member of the board of management of the volkswagen brand responsible for procurement.

Production of the ID. is to start at the end of 2019 at the Zwickau plant, which is currently being transformed into the highest-performance electric car factory in Europe. By 2025 at the latest, the brand intends to sell one million electric cars per year throughout the world.