German automaker Volkswagen(VW) has stated that it wants to sell one million electrified vehicles by the year 2025.
VW's new sales aim is not in response to the current 'Dieselgate' scandal but instead is a target that the German automaker wants to meet with regards to its own sales targets and stricter emissions norms in the near future.
While European emission norms are quite strict already, the world's largest car market, China, is expected to push out even more restrictive emissions legislation which should go into effect by 2020.
Speaking to Automotive News about the news, the VW Group's Head Of Complete Vehicle Development for Electrified Cars, Thomas Lieber said, "It's simple, the CO2 legislation in the various regions will mean every OEM is compelled to offer e-mobility."
The VW group currently sells just three fully electric cars (VW e-Up, e-Golf and Audi R8 e-tron) along with six hybrid vehicles (VW Golf GTE, Passat GTE, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, Q7 e-tron quattro, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid and Cayenne S E-Hybrid) but it plans to ramp up its electrified fleet by adding 20 new electric and plug-in hybrid cars by the year 2020.