VW to Boost EV Production
March 13, 2019—VW is increasing by 50 percent the number of electric vehicles it plans to produce over the next decade, reported CNBC.
The goal is to build 22 million battery electric vehicles, or BEVs, over the next decade, up from a previous target of 15 million. Volkswagen is now placing a premium on pure battery-electric vehicles. It currently offers only a handful of BEVs, such as the limited-range VW e-Golf. But by 2025, the company has announced, it plans to add at least 50 new ones to its line-up, almost all of those offering the ability to travel at least 200 miles between charges.
VW has been shifting away from so-called “oil burners” since acknowledging in 2015 that it rigged emissions tests on vehicles using several of its diesel engines.