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VW Group Aims To Sell 1 Million Electrified Vehicles By 2025

VW Group Aims To Sell 1 Million Electrified Vehicles By 2025

Volkswagen Group has announced that it wants to sell one million electrified vehicles a year worldwide by 2025. The one million car figure is not in response to the current ‘Dieselgate’ scandal but instead is the number Volkswagen thinks will be necessary to satisfy the increasingly strict carbon dioxide emission limits in major markets. Speaking to Automotive 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.” By contrast, Elon Musk says Tesla will be selling a million all electric cars a year by 2020 . Currently VW Group offers three electric cars in the VW e-Up , e-Golf and Audi R8 e-tron , as well as six plug-in hybrids: the VW Golf GTE , Passat GTE , Audi A3 Sportback e-tron , Q7 e-tron quattro , Porsche Panam...

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