Volkswagen's Affordable EV by 2025 Supports Electromobility

A milestone for affordable electric mobility
Volkswagen commits to making electromobility accessible with new affordable electric models by 2025, promising advanced technology, design, and quality

Volkswagen is actively addressing the challenge posed by cheaper Chinese EVs through a multifaceted strategy that includes expanding its product lineup, enhancing its production capabilities, and leveraging strategic partnerships.

Thomas Schäfer, CEO of the Volkswagen brand and head of the Brand Group Core

The automotive landscape is rapidly shifting towards sustainability, with EVs at the forefront of this transformation. Thomas Schäfer, CEO of the Volkswagen brand and head of the Brand Group Core, has articulated a clear vision: “The future is electric. Attractive vehicles are needed for electromobility to become widespread, especially in the entry-level segment.” 

Volkswagen's commitment to making electromobility accessible to all is a cornerstone of its strategy. It aims to deliver high-quality, affordable electric vehicles that set new standards in technology, design, and customer experience.

Embracing Electromobility for All

Volkswagen's brand promise, “electromobility for all,” is more than just a slogan; it is a mission. Despite the challenges posed by rising energy, material, and raw material costs, Volkswagen is determined to provide entry-level EVs that do not compromise on quality or innovation. 

Thomas emphasises that political support and competitive framework conditions are essential for the success of electromobility in Europe. This vision of providing affordable and advanced electric cars underscores Volkswagen’s commitment to environmental sustainability and technological advancement.

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Localisation and sustainability

One of the strategic pillars of Volkswagen's plan is a high degree of localization in Europe. By producing vehicles closer to their markets, Volkswagen aims to reduce long transport routes of components, thereby minimising CO2 emissions and contributing to a more sustainable industrial footprint. 

This approach not only supports Europe as an industrial hub but also enhances the region's economic stability and technological prowess.

The electric urban car family

Volkswagen’s ambitious “Electric Urban Car Family” project will transform the EV market. By the end of 2025, the Brand Group Core plans to introduce electric cars priced under 25,000 euros. 

The initiative includes launching two new compact cars, one from Volkswagen and CUPRA, and two small SUVs, one from Škoda and Volkswagen. All four models will be manufactured in Spain, highlighting the company’s commitment to European production.

Volkswagen will ensure they do not sacrifice quality for affordability

A milestone for affordable electric mobility

With the decision to launch all-electric entry-level mobility vehicles priced around 20,000 euros, Volkswagen is taking a significant step towards widespread electromobility. 

The move is not just about providing affordable EVs but about setting new standards in the automotive industry. These vehicles will feature state-of-the-art technology, superior design, and high-quality craftsmanship, ensuring that customers do not have to sacrifice quality for affordability.

Challenges and prospects

While delivering affordable, high-quality EVs is challenging, especially with rising energy and materials costs, Volkswagen remains committed to its goal. The company's strategic localisation and innovation efforts are geared towards overcoming these hurdles. By focusing on sustainable practices and advanced manufacturing techniques, Volkswagen aims to lead the charge in making electric vehicles mainstream.

Volkswagen's commitment to electromobility is a testament to its vision of a sustainable and accessible automotive future. By focusing on the entry-level segment and ensuring that their vehicles are technologically advanced and affordable, Volkswagen is paving the way for a new era of electric transportation. As Thomas aptly puts it, the success of electromobility in Europe hinges on collaborative efforts, supportive policies, and a relentless drive towards innovation. 

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