German automaker Volkswagen will introduce 80 electrified vehicles by 2025. This was revealed by Volkswagen Chairman, Matthias Muller at the preview event of the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Muller confirmed that Volkswagen Group's 'Roadmap E' will launch around 50 all-electric vehicles and nearly 30 plug-in hybrids.
Volkswagen projects that one in four of their vehicles will be electric by 2025. It the projection turns into a reality, the automaker would be annually retailing around 3 million electric vehicles.
By 2030, Volkswagen Group aims to have electrified vehicles across its product portfolio. The company also revealed that every single model would have an all-electric variant. This will result in around 300 electric models across VW Group's brands.
The massive shift towards electric vehicles comes with a hefty price tag. Yes, Volkswagen is investing 23.9 billion dollars for research and development of electric mobility. The investment will also cover the development of two new electric vehicle platforms and charging infrastructure.
With the introduction of electric vehicles, the primary challenge is to supply power to the eco-friendly vehicles. Volkswagen estimates that it will need 150-gigawatt hours of battery capacity annually by 2025.
Volkswagen is planning to shift to all-electric vehicles by 2025. The automaker which was hit by the emission scandal is keen to introduce more and more eco-friendly vehicles to regain its lost brand value around the world.