Volkswagen sells its 250,000th electric vehicle - a VW e-Golf
Volkswagen has reached an important milestone in its aim to go all electric and achieve a carbon-neutral balance by 2050. The German auto giant recently sold its 250,000th electric vehicle in Germany’s Wolfsburg. The 250,000th car is a pure white e-Golf - one of its best-selling car in the electric segment.
So far, Volkswagen has delivered 104,000 units of e-Golf, more than a half of its next best bet - the Golf GTE.
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.
“We are at the beginning of a new era. We mean business with e-mobility. The brand will be investing €19 billion in future technologies through 2024, €11 billion alone in the further development of e-mobility. And Volkswagen starts the biggest electric offensive in the automotive industry next year: The ID.3goes on sale in the summer, soon followed by the ID.Next, our first electric SUV. Our ID. family makes emission-free mobility accessible to many people for the first time. That is New Volkswagen," said Volkswagen COO Ralf Brandstätter.
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The Volkswagen brand will be launching 34 new models worldwide next year, including twelve SUVs and eight electric or hybrid vehicles.