Volkswagen has revised sales plans for electric vehicles and announced that the target seemed a million copies will be reached two years earlier, by the end of 2023. By 2025, the concern is going to sell 1.5 million cars from the ID family – for this company will have to sell about 300 thousand cars annually.
Volkswagen makes the main bet on the first-born of the new “green” line, ID.3 hatchback. Its production at a plant in Zwickau, Germany, started in November, although sales will only begin next summer. According to the adjusted plan, ID.3 will help the group in the coming years to take a leading position in the e-mobility segment and will take on a large share of sales from the planned volume of one million cars by 2023. The figures are ambitious, given the fact that since the presentation of e-up! in 2013 Volkswagen sold a little more than 250,000 electric vehicles.
According to the EV-Sales website, for the 11 months of 2019, the Tesla Model 3 sold 247,000 copies, the second most popular model, the BAIC EU-Series, found 89,000 customers. Volkswagen at the same time sold a total of 71,000 electrified cars.
The concern confirms the seriousness of its intentions with the sum of investments in electrification and the “mobility of the future”. By 2024, all brands within the group will invest 33 billion euros in new projects. Volkswagen is investing eleven billion. Of the 34 models planned for launch in 2020, eight will be hybrids and “clean” electric vehicles.
In addition to ID.3 and the already announced ID.4 crossover, the eco-friendly family will include buggies, a large all-terrain vehicle, an entry-level subcompact electric car and a minivan that will receive the ID.7 index.