Volkswagen Group will have electric option for all cars by 2030

All future Volkswagen models to be electric by 2030 image

As the name suggests, Roadmap E puts Volkswagen on course for a future dominated by electric cars. The front and rear of the crossover (crozzover?) have been brought closer to how they will look in the production auto, says VW, and the rest of the vehicle - which is now Hibiscus Red - looks fairly complete as well, including the interior.

The new models sleek and slender LED headlight design is also likely to make its way into the production version, according to Volkswagen.

Its electric powertrain will produce 225 kW and capable of a top speed of 180 km/h with a battery range nudging 500kms on one charge.

The high-performance battery can be charged to 80 per cent of its energy capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system.

In an attempt to give Volkswagen a new identity the company has accelerated the development of new generation electric vehicles.


"Our task is to make modern technology available to many people". Though the number has fallen 10% from the previous show in 2015, 228 new vehicles and technologies will be on display for the first time. Automakers are also searching for ways to adapt to a future in which people find ways of getting from one place to another without necessarily owning a vehicle, such as car-sharing or ride-hailing through smartphone apps.

"As early as 2020 we aim to sell 100,000 all-electric Volkswagens [per year]".

Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess has said that the new concept brings the ID Crozz more in line with the definitive production version than the original concept.

In its latest iteration, the I.D Crozz offers more space with an "Open Space" concept which is more capacious and has a "versatile seating concept".

European auto bosses gathering for the Frankfurt Motor Show this week are beginning to address the realities of mass vehicle electrification, and its consequences for jobs and profit, their minds focused by government pledges to outlaw the combustion engine. With the exception of Tesla, whose shares jumped 6% on Monday following China's weekend announcement, electric vehicle makers have had trouble penetrating the market. They are also working on developing autonomous vehicles that could drive themselves - under limited circumstances such as corporate campuses or limited access freeways at first, and possibly more widely later.

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