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Stephen Edelstein 1,177 views Nov 1, 2016 Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show Enlarge Photo As it works to pull itself out of the quagmire of the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, VW Group has ambitious plans to add more electric cars to its lineup. Right now, the only electric car Volkswagen sells in multiple regions under its own brand its the e-Golf, an all-electric variant of the popular hatchback. But the company plans to launch 30 new electric models across its many brands between now and 2025. DON'T MISS: Could future VW Beetle return to rear (electric) powertrain? That has officials—both within the company itself and from its labor unions—thinking about the impact of increased electrification on the workforce. Volkswagen expects its greater emphasis on electric cars to eliminate a "five-digit number of jobs" in the coming years, according to ...

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