Volkswagen has delivered its 250,000th electric car, a ‘Pure White’ Volkswagen e-Golf, since its introduction of the e-up! in 2013.
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Volkswagen has continually expanded its electrified model range over the years, with the e-Golf and Golf GTE following in 2014 and the Passat GTE5 and Passat Variant GTE in 2015. Since 2018, the Passat6 and Tiguan6 have been available as plug-in hybrids in China, where they were followed by battery electric versions of the Bora6 and Lavida6 this year. The best-selling 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 electric vehicle and the other half for a plug-in hybrid.
“With the 250,000th electrified vehicle, the Volkswagen brand has reached a major milestone on the way to carbon- neutral mobility” said Jürgen Stackmann, Board Member for Sales, Marketing and After Sales. “Especially 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. At Volkswagen, we are convinced that the future is electric.”
Despite some model changes, the Volkswagen brand delivered more than 70,000 electrified vehicles in 2019 - following 50,000 last year. The main sales markets in 2019 were China, Norway, Germany, the USA and the United Kingdom.