Former head of production and logistics is now in charge of new e-mobility division, which is tasked with ensuring a smooth transition to electrification

Volkswagen has created a new company division devoted to its e-mobility strategy, headed by its former head of production and logistics, Thomas Ulbrich. 

Ulbrich takes charge of the new division from 1 February and is tasked with overseeing Volkswagen's transition to electric power, including the implementation of its new MEB platform. 

His successor as head of production and logistics is Andreas Tostmann, who moves from sister company Seat, where he had been executive vice president of production. 

Volkswagen’s e-mobility strategy will roll out the MEB platform in 2020 with the electric ID hatchback and ID Crozz SUV - production versions of recently revealed concepts. 

Ulbrich’s responsibilities will include ensuring these cars’ transition to production models runs successfully, and it’s likely that projects such as Ionity - a consortium of manufacturers including Volkswagen rolling out an EV fast charger network across Europe - will also fall under the new e-mobility board member’s remit. 

Having joined VW in 1989, Ulbrich’s CV contains a variety of logistical and production-related directorships, having held his most recent role since 2014, following a four-year stint as technical executive vice president of Volkswagen’s Chinese arm

Read more

New Volkswagen strategy to cull low-profit models and invest heavily in e-mobility

Volkswagen joins BMW and Daimler in digital EV charging company

Exclusive interview: VW Group boss Muller on Dieselgate and future plans

Volkswagen looks to future with new mobility services brand

Volkswagen commits to electric future but says diesel remains ‘indispensable’

Our Verdict

Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf is typically understated and classy in a world of original and unique looking electric vehicles

Join the debate

Comments
1

5 June 2018

Volkswagen's e-mobility statistics data have astonished the fans greatly these days. Even more than BMW's news about the upcoming electro-car. Surprisingly, experts in car industry, journalists and Engineering writers for hire are all confirming the possibility of price reduction. Who knows, maybe Volkswagen will play with BMW this time.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Volvo V60 2018 road test review hero front
    Car review
    24 June 2018
    Volvo's reborn estate has a svelte image and upmarket aspirations. How does the V60 stack up against the likes of Mercedes and BMW?
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S road test review hero front
    Car review
    22 June 2018
    Is AMG's rapid GLC 63 SUV the answer to your prayers, or to a question nobody’s asking?
  • Dacia Duster 2018 first drive review hero front
    First Drive
    22 June 2018
    It's still not as refined as other SUVs, but in terms of sheer value the second-generation Duster is very much in a class of its own
  • Ford Ka+ Active 2018 first drive review hero front
    First Drive
    22 June 2018
    This SUV-inspired makeover for Ford’s city-friendly small car will find its fans, but the Ka+ Active doesn’t set any new benchmarks for the class
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2018 long-term review hero front
    First Drive
    22 June 2018
    The Japanese hot hatch is all grown up in terms of character, technology and price, but is it still a fun-loving kid at heart? Let’s find out