Volkswagen Has Now Produced Over 250,000 Electric Vehicles
Taking electrification seriously, VW has recently delivered its 250,000th electric car since the introduction of the e-up! in 2013.
In an important step towards a more efficient future, the brand's electrified model range has continually expanded in the past six years: the e- Golf and Golf GTE followed in 2014, the Passat GTE5 and Passat Variant GTE in 2015.
Since 2018, the VW Passat and Tiguan have been available as plug-in hybrids in China, where they were followed by battery EV versions of the Bora and Lavida this year.
The best-selling Volkswagen electric car has been the e-Golf, with 104,000 units delivered, followed by the Golf GTE (51,000), Passat Variant GTE (42,000) and e-up! (21,000).
Half of the customers opted for a battery EV and the other half for a plug-in hybrid.
The 250,000th car was a Pure White e-Golf. Sandra Fleischer from Herne took delivery of the car at the Autostadt museum, opposite the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany!
Jurgen Stackmann, VW board member for sales, marketing and after sales, said: ‘With the 250,000th electrified vehicle, the Volkswagen brand has reached a major milestone on the way to carbon- neutral mobility.
'All-electric vehicles such as our new ID. family are the answer to major challenges of our times. They offer considerable driving pleasure and advantages we could only dream of a few years ago.
'They have a carbon- neutral balance, offer more space with comparable outside dimensions, and are quiet, highly efficient, economical and inexpensive to maintain.
'This is why we will be selling the next 250,000 electrified vehicles in a considerably shorter period of time.'
Volkswagen are certainly convinced that the future is electric - we should expect to see this into fruition in all new coming models.
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