Volkswagen making rapid progress worldwide with electrification of its vehicle fleet; 135,000 orders in hand; production of ICE models in Europe to end by 2033; 10 new EVs to take to the road by 2026.
Volkswagen is on track with the electrification of its vehicle fleet. One year earlier than planned, the company has reached a further milestone in the implementation of its ‘Accelerate’ strategy to become an emission-free, software-driven mobility provider:
Since the first ID.3 models were handed over to customers in October 2020, Volkswagen has delivered 500,000 vehicles from the ID. family worldwide, despite the persistently strained supply situation.
“Delivery of half-a-million ID.s confirms that the Volkswagen models are being well-received by our customers – all over the world. We are on the right track with our electric mobility campaign and our success story continues,” said Imelda Labbe, Board Member for Sales, Marketing and After Sales at Volkswagen.
“Our focus is unchanged – we want to make Volkswagen the most desirable brand for sustainable mobility.” The order bank at Volkswagen remains high: “We are doing our utmost to deliver the roughly 135,000 ID.s on order to our customers as quickly as possible. However, due to the persistently strained situation as regards the supply of parts we are repeatedly having to adjust production,” commented Labbe.
Volkswagen will only produce EVs in Europe from 2033. By 2030, all- electric vehicles are already to account for at least 70 percent of Volkswagen’s unit sales in Europe. In the USA and China, the company is targeting an EV share of more than 50 percent for the same period. “Norway is the forerunner in electric mobility. The ID.4 topped the registration statistics there in October. This example shows that the ID. family product portfolio matches the needs of our customers,” Labbe stated.
Volkswagen is to launch 10 new electric models by 2026. “Volkswagen will have the broadest portfolio of electric vehicles in the automotive industry: From the entry-level e-car with a target price of under 25,000 euros to the new flagship Aero B we will have the right offer in every segment,” said Labbe.
MEB: backbone of electric mobility campaign
The modular electric drive matrix (MEB) is a decisive factor in the accelerated boost to the global electric mobility campaign under the brand’s ‘Accelerate’ strategy.
Designed especially for Volkswagen’s electric drive system, this vehicle architecture offers long ranges, plenty of interior space and the possibility for over-the-air software updates. The MEB serves as the technical basis for all the fully-electric and fully- networked vehicles in the ID. family.
With its consistent focus on all-electric drives and its ability to be used in vehicles from a range of segments throughout the entire Volkswagen Group, the MEB generates huge economies of scale, reduces the costs of electric mobility and expedites the transition towards carbon-neutral mobility. Thanks to its “design for manufacturing”, the MEB is also specifically tailored for fast and efficient production. This enables the generation of extensive economies of scale, which make electric vehicles less expensive and thus more affordable for a great number of people.
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