Volkswagen Outlines It's Electrification Plans - Hybrids and All-Electrics Coming Fast

VW E-Up electric

In brief: Chairman of the Board, Dr. Martin Winterkorn for Volkwagen outlined the company's electrification plans (called E-Mobility) for vehicle production in the near-term.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Touareg Hybrid, Jetta Hybrid, E-Up!
Manufacturer: Volkswagen

The word

VW E-Up!

Over the next three years, VW will be introducing three models of electric vehicles. The first will be the upcoming Touareg Hybrid, due out later this year. The Jetta Hybrid will come in 2012 followed by the all-electric E-Up! and/or the Golf Blue-e-Motion cars in 2013.

Volkswagen wants to become a world leader in electric mobility by 2018, but would not specify how they would do this beyond the three (or four) models mentioned so far. The company has invested several billion dollars annually in research and development at both it's German home base and its research facility in Palo Alto, California.

And so ...

VW is also developing better driver assistance systems, online navigation tools, and so forth.

Photo credits: VW

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