Who’s moving EVer Forward?
VW recently took a major step backwards in terms of environmental friendliness. Otherwise known as #dieselgate. However, the company is doing its best to put that diesel disaster behind them and to move forward by shifting their focus to electric vehicles – 2 to 3 million all-electric VWs on the road by 2025. And if you’re into math, that’s only 9 years away. They also hope to introduce 30 new all-electric (not hybrid) models in the next 10 years.
Why this is good? Well, Volkswagen (translated… The People’s Car) has always been a car company for the people. They build solid, German-engineered vehicles that real people can afford. Which means lots and lots of affordable electric vehicles are on their way very soon.
First, you can expect a nice upgrade to the VW e-Golf. Currently, the car travels 85 miles on a charge. This fall, the upgraded e-Golf will have a very respectable range of 125 miles on a charge. But all of that is child’s play compared to what VW recently announced.
Sadly you’ll have to wait until 2025 but it might just be worth the wait. VW claims this future e-Golf will have a range of 300 miles, take only 15 minutes to charge and will cost the same as its gas-powered counterpart, the VW Golf. VW chairman Matthais Muller calls it “the Volkswagen for the digital age.”
Is it inspired by guilt over dieselgate? Probably. But if VW can truly get on board with electric vehicles, everyone else will be forced to follow. And that’s moving EVer Forward.