Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller has said that the company will launch “practically one new electric model per month” once its EV programme reaches full steam by 2022.
Speaking at the brand’s annual media conference in Berlin, Müller said Volkswagen’s big electric push comes as part of its “intentions to launch the largest fleet of electric vehicles of all brands in the world”.
He said that the arrival of the Volkswagen ID, which is due on roads as the company’s first purpose-built electric model in 2020, will kick-start this brand “transition” and be swiftly followed by a around 300 new electrified cars by 2030, many of which will be added to existing model ranges.
Volkswagen will adapt nine of its production sites with tooling to build EVs to support this plan by 2020, before bringing the total to 16 by 2022. Müller stated that more sites are likely to be added to the EV production pool “once market demand allows this”. He said this in turn will “generate more work” so will require an expansion of the workforce.