Volkswagen: service with electric shared cars comes to the Netherlands

Nov

9

2018

Thomas Ulbrich, a member of the board of directors of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen, announces in an interview with the AD that his company is carrying out electric shared cars in the Netherlands.

During the interview, Ulbrich did not give any further explanation of Volkswagen’s plans to issue a service with electric shared cars in the Netherlands. This makes it unknown when the cars will be available and how many models are involved. In the summer of next year, 2000 electric shared cars will be on the road in Berlin. This is followed by another 15,000 electric copies of the Golf and 500 electric Ups in the rest of Europe.

Ulbrich thinks that in 2025 half of all Volkwagens sold in the Netherlands will be fully electric. To achieve this, the manufacturer will release two new fully electric models in the Netherlands from the start of 2020. These belong to the new ID family, in which all kinds of models come out, including the ID Neo. This is a hatchback of which the cheapest variant will have a 48kWh battery and a range of 330km, and which will cost roughly 30,000 euros. According to a rumor, Volkswagen is also planning to issue a ‘Tesla competitor’ that will cost less than € 20,000, reports Reuters on the basis of a source.

The Volkswagen CEO reiterated the promise made last year that the Volkwagen Group will make an electric variant of all existing models from 2030 onwards . And from 2025, the manufacturer wants to have around 80 e-models with an electric motor. About fifty of them will only run on a battery and there will be thirty plug-in hybrids.

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The ID Neo

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