Volkswagen has announced Roadmap E, a comprehensive electrification initiative which will see electrified vehicles available across its entire model portfolio by 2030 at the latest.
This means that there will be at least one electrified version of each of the 300 or so Group models across all brands and markets.
To support this commitment the Group will need more than 150 gigawatt hours of battery capacity annually by 2025 for its own e-fleet alone. To meet this demand, the Company has put one of the largest procurement volumes in the industry's history out to tender: over €50 billion.
"We have got the message and we will deliver. This is not some vague declaration of intent. It is a strong self-commitment which, from today, becomes the yardstick by which we measure our performance," said Matthias Müller, chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen.
The Company estimates that around one in four new Group vehicles – up to three million units a year depending on how the market develops – could already be purely battery-powered in 2025.
A total of more than 80 new electrified models will be available to customers by 2025, including some 50 purely battery-powered vehicles and 30 plug-in hybrids.
"For the time being, we will be offering the entire powertrain spectrum – from conventional to fully-electric – to enable sustainable and affordable mass mobility. We are not being arbitrary. We are listening to the voice of reason," said Müller